LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Mail carrier Kathy Matson said she looks forward to the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, benefiting Food Finders Food Bank, and helping her community.
"There's a lot of people in our community who struggle with having enough money for food or rent and they have to choose," Matson said.
Matson works a double duty, delivering mail and picking up loads of non-perishable food items people leave for the food drive.
"It's a lot of work in addition to carrying your route," Matson said. "You pick up a lot of food, but we have a lot of volunteers who help out tremendously. It is a good day for us."
Once her truck is full volunteers pick up her food and deliver it to a sorting site.
"We unload the letter carrier vehicles then we sort the food broadly into categories, so we'll have cans, boxes, and glass," Bunder said.
Only a few hours in, Food Finders Executive Director Katy Bunder said this year's Stamp Out Hunger event was already a success.
"I think we're going to have a really good turn out because I know last year at this time we did not have this much food," Bunder said.
Matson said mail carriers will continue to pick up food through Wednesday for people interested in donating.
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