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Opinion

June 4, 2014

Food drive was enormous success

To the editor:

Our Neighbors’ Table, Community Service of Newburyport, The Pettengill House, Community Action and Merrimac Council on Aging would like to thank the community for its overwhelming generosity in this year’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. This drive, coordinated by the National Association of Letter Carriers, was an enormous success this year, collecting almost even more food than it did last year.

Thank you to our local postmasters who worked to coordinate the distribution of donations and to all the letter carriers who worked long hours on Saturday, and who handled and transported heavy bags filled to the brim with food. We know how much extra work this drive entails, and we are so grateful for your efforts on our behalf.

Thank you to the many, many volunteers who gave up a Saturday to help us unload, sort and put away all of the food. We could not have made it through the day without your help!

Finally, thank you to everyone who donated so generously! We rely heavily on this drive to replenish our shelves, and to make sure we have enough food for the increased demand during the summer months. Your kindness, your generosity and your support are greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much!

Dianne Halloran

Community Action, Inc.

Betty Leary

Community Service of Newburyport, Inc.

Laura Dillingham-Mailman

Merrimac Council on Aging

Lyndsey Haight

Our Neighbors’ Table

Laurie Wile and Julie Havey

The Pettengill House, Inc.

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