Rochester donates over 80,000 pounds of food to 'Stamp Out Hunger'

Matching donation from Seneca Foods.

Posted: May. 17, 2018 5:09 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Channel One Regional Food Bank says it received over 80,000 pounds of food to “Stamp Out Hunger.”

The national food drive was held on May 12 with letter carriers collecting food left by mailboxes. Channel One says Rochester letter carriers brought in 41,794 pounds of food and another 41,476 pounds was donated by Seneca foods in honor of former letter carriers TJ and Preacher Palmby.

“The postal carriers, and our community, go above and beyond to help us fight hunger through the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive,” said Virginia Merritt, Channel One Executive Director. “The food that was donated by postal customers, along with the generous donation from Seneca Foods, will help us prepare to feed thousands of families this summer. We are so grateful for everyone’s support.”

Channel One says the donated food will be distributed locally.

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