Proud to serve community that takes care of own

Published 8:29 pm Wednesday, June 9, 2010

To the Editor:

On behalf of the employees of the Landrum Post Office, please allow me to express my appreciation to our community for their participation in the 18th annual Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers Food Drive, Saturday, May 8th. &bsp;

This event is the largest one-day food drive in the world.&bsp; It allows every resident in our community and across the nation to donate food that ultimately stays within the community to help our needy neighbors.

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While South Carolina continues to rank among the worst in the nation this year for unemployment and therefore, hunger, we do what we can every year to lend a hand to needy neighbors. &bsp;Unfortunately, it is the aged or very young who are most affected, those who can least afford to go hungry.

During this time of year, when donations made during the holidays are running low, and children who were fed in school lunch programs will soon be out of school, your donations will be quickly put to good use.&bsp; We collected approximately 741 lbs. of food, this year.&bsp; This food was passed on to local organizations to assist their efforts in providing for those in need.

We are very proud to serve a community that takes care of its own.

&bsp; Ray Blue, Landrum Postmaster