They asked; you answered. The 19th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Campaign Drive held May 14 did a great deal to fill the pantries at North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC).
The drive, the nation’s single largest, supports local food pantries throughout the country. Here locally, that means donations left at mailboxes throughout North Fulton went to benefit NFCC. The organization recently announced that it received 16 tons of food because of the drive.
According to NFCC, the food drive is vital since food requests in the summer increase with children home from school while donations dwindle. Currently, NFCC is giving out 9 tons of food and staple goods per week.
“The timing of Stamp Out Hunger is perfect. Many of the families that we serve have school-age children who participate in the school lunch program and when schools are not in session their needs increase at the same time that food donations decrease.” said Kevin Tracy, NFCC Food Pantry Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. “We want to thank our North Fulton neighbors for all of your donations, our NFCC volunteers and the postal workers at Crossville, Eves Road, McFarland, Old Milton and Webb Bridge for all their hard work collecting the food.”