Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Announced
The National Letter Carriers’ Food Drive for Marinette, Menominee, and Peshtigo will be held Saturday, May 12th. Postal workers will deliver empty bags to the homes on their routes the week prior to the event and people are encouraged to fill these bags with non-perishable, non-glass container food donations to benefit the local St. Vincent de Paul, NEWCAP, the Salvation Army, and the Peshtigo Food Pantry. Donations should be placed at the mailbox by 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 12th. Around eight-thousand pounds of food was collected during last year’s food drive. It is estimated that around 46% of households in Marinette County either live under the Federal Poverty Level or earn less than the county’s basic cost of living. That number is even higher in Menominee County at 66%.