May 8, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer
The United States Post Office is sponsoring a nationwide collection of healthy, non-perishable food items this Saturday, May 11, as part of its annual food drive.
It's easy to give -- just leave your items by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up and deliver to local food banks and pantries. The Hingham Food Pantry, based at Second Parish Church, 685 Main St., will benefit from this food drive.
Hingham Food Pantry Coordinator Susan Kiernan expressed gratitude for the letter carriers giving of their time and energy and “for Hingham residents for providing so many bags of healthy food to the drive. Their generosity allows the food pantry to begin the summer with full shelves and assures that those we serve will be well fed,” she said. “Thank you, Hingham!”
The Hingham Food Pantry, which serves more than 160 local families, is most in need of cereal, jelly, juice, rice, granola bars, and pasta sauce, although all donations are gratefully received. All food should be unopened with unexpired dates. Please avoid glass containers.
This food collection is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the United States Postal Service, UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers), the AFL-CIO, the United Way, Kellogg's, and others.
For further information about the Hingham Food Pantry, visit the Hingham Food Pantry facebook page.