Letter: Mail carriers' food drive stamped by a bounty of caring
Published 6:25 am, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Westport Woman's Club would like to thank the Westport postal carriers for their time and effort spent in sponsoring their annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive on Saturday, May 9. In addition, we wish to thank the residents of our community for their generosity in donating the food for our Food Closet.
This year, under the direction of Jeff Weiser, president/CEO of Homes with Hope, the donation reminder cards were attached to brown bags, with stickers attached stating the agencies that would be the recipients of the food.
We were abundantly blessed with more food than we have ever received before!
Mail truck after mail truck, filled with donations, arrived and were unloaded. It was most pleasing to the women of the club to witness the enthusiasm of the postal workers to be, specifically, helping us fill our Food Closet. The people of Westport, once again, proved the adage, "Sharing is Caring."
The Westport Woman's Club, which has operated our Food Closet since 1975, works with the Department of Human Services to meet emergency food needs for Westport families.
Food donations (non-perishables) are accepted all during the year -- Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. -- at our clubhouse, 44 Imperial Ave.
We thank all those who gave so generously and all those WWC dedicated club members and other volunteers who spent their Saturday afternoon dating, sorting and carting the food. Our sincere thanks to those letter carriers that diligently delivered the donations at the end of their long workday.
Westport is a town that never lets down!
Thank you all.
Westport Woman's Club
Food Closet co-chairwomen