On Saturday, May 11, 2019, The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold their 27th Annual Food Drive. Kent community members are encouraged to leave non-perishable food donations out near their mailbox for letter carriers to pick up and distribute to local food pantries, including Kent Social Services, Streetsboro Pantry, and the Brimfield Cupboard. Cub Scout Pack 3256 has volunteered to help collect and sort donations.
This year, the Letter Carriers hope to break their record of 3,526 pounds of food collected in 2016. In addition to mailbox pick-up, food donations can also be brought directly to the post office on 626 Franklin Avenue in Kent. Monetary donations to Kent Social Services are also welcomed. A donation of just $1.70 will provide an entire pound of food for our neighbors in need.
For more information on how to get involved with this important community initiative, please call Dennis Barton at 330-673-3511.