The National Association of Letter Carriers take place today, Saturday, May 13. The Salvation Army, one of four receiving agencies in Springfield, is still in need of volunteers from 1:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Volunteers are needed to unload and sort food as it arrives at their main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway. Area residents are also encouraged to put non-perishable food items by their mailboxes for their letter carrier to pick-up today.
“This food drive is critical for The Salvation Army,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer. “In this one day we raise enough food to sustain our Food Pantry and feeding programs for nearly half a year. We need the help of community in order to make this a success. Whether you are donating food or your time on this day, it all makes a difference.”
The NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the nation’s largest single day food drive raising over 255,000 pounds of food locally last year. Annually, The Salvation Army provides over 100,000 meals in the community and more than 8,000 bags of groceries to families here in the Ozarks.
For more information please call 417-315-9441 or 417-763-1357.