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Rowan County United Way partners with letter carriers for annual food drive

Rowan County United Way

SALISBURY — The 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held Saturday.

Residents are asked to leave nonperishable foods by their mailbox before the delivery of mail on Saturday.

Rowan County United Way is a partner in the food drive.

In 2016, the drive collected 21,000 pounds of food.

By 2017, the goal had increased to 25,000 pounds. That goal was exceeded with a total of 31,520 pounds thanks to the “remarkable generosity of our donors and volunteers,” United Way said in a news release.

After a long winter, the United Way release said, pantries are running low, which could inspire higher goals.

Jackie Harris, marketing director for United Way, described being a partner with the national United Way and postal workers as “an honor.”

“I have been more impressed each year by our community’s ability to work together when it comes to meeting the needs of struggling families in Rowan County,” Harris said. “Teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers allows us an opportunity to provide much-needed food to Main Street Mission, Rowan Helping Ministries and our local Salvation Army.”

In an effort to make this year’s drive a success, Rowan County United Way encourages people to spread the word using the hashtag #StampOutHunger on social media.

For more information, contact Rowan County United Way at 704-633- 1802.

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