Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

June 13, 2013

Stamp Out Hunger collects 29K pounds of food for area food pantries


CROSSVILLE — The 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, held by the United States Postal Service, is now complete. Nationally, the total collected since the food drive began is more than 1.2 billion pounds.

This year, the total donations collected by the volunteers of the Crossville Post Office and local food pantries was more than 29,734 pounds. This is an increase of about 4,014 pounds from 2012 (25,720), which was an increase of 6,856 pounds from 2011 (18,864).

Eight local food pantries are now better prepared to serve the community.

A big thank you goes out to Postmaster Lori Cook and the USPS for allowing and promoting the food drive, to the local media for getting the word out and to everyone in Cumberland County who donated a small bag of non-perishables that grew into a 15-ton mountain.