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Greenwich Postal Workers To Collect Food For Charity

Postal workers will be collecting non-perishable food items for Neighbor To Neighbor all across Greenwich on Saturday.
Postal workers will be collecting non-perishable food items for Neighbor To Neighbor all across Greenwich on Saturday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Neighbor To Neighbor

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Postal workers will be collecting non-perishable food items from Greenwich mailboxes on Saturday as part of the 21st-annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive coordinated by Neighbor to Neighbor and the National Association of Letter Carriers, according to a press release.

Greenwich residents in the 06830 and 06831 zip codes should have received a brown paper bag in their mailboxes in the past week to put the non-perishable goods into.

Letter carriers will collect the filled bags on Saturday and bring them to Neighbor to Neighbor. Volunteers will sort the donations, which will then be distributed to Greenwich residents in need through the food pantry.

“Each week we provide free food for more than 1,000 Greenwich residents, half of whom are children,” Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director Nancy Coughlin said in the release. “Food drives such as this remind us how much we can accomplish by coming together with a common purpose.”

Kings Super Markets donated 30,000 paper bags for the food drive. Customers can find a coupon on the bag to be redeemed at the Kings’ Old Greenwich location.

“The letter carriers appreciate the community support of this food drive, especially in light of tough economic times for a lot of people,” coordinator Howard Dinnerstein said.

For more information or to donate food or to volunteer, visit Neighbor To Neighbor's website .

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