Postal carriers to pick up food donations Saturday
- Written by Patsy Oliver
This Saturday, postal carriers in the area will be doing more than delivering mail; they will be instrumental in aiding one of Humble Area Assistance Ministries most productive food drives. Every summer, HAAM’s need increases as they help feed schoolchildren who would otherwise have eaten in school cafeterias. This Saturday’s food drive is expected to help fill HAAM’s pantries and feed hundreds of children. To participate, residents need only leave nonperishable food items at their mailboxes. If the neighborhood has a group mailbox, the food can be left there. The helpful letter carriers will pick up the items as they deliver mail. “Last year they collected about 8,000 pounds,” said Millie Garrison, HAAM outreach coordinator. Garrison said donations should be limited to items that can easily be picked up by the carriers. “Canned goods are best; they just travel better,” said Garrison. Anthony Rubbeo of the Humble Post Office said that people should put their donations out on Saturday morning. Residents in Humble, Kingwood and Atascocita are encouraged to participate.