Residents were asked to put some non-perishable food items in a box and place them in their mailboxes and their letter carriers picked them up and delivered them to a local food bank. Centre Postmaster Denson Ragsdale said this latest collection was divided equally between the Cherokee County Department of Humane Resources and the Cherokee County Crisis Center.
Sonya Ward, director, Cherokee County Crisis Center, said their food items weighed 925 pounds and Cathy Miller, director, Cherokee County Department of Human Resources said here was the same amount or more.
“This is wonderful,” said Ward. “We appreciate this so much.”
“It was very generous of the community to pitch in this way,” said Miller. “We have a nice assortment of non-perishable items. That is just wonderful.”
The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, collected non-perishable food items like canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice to help families in need in the community.
Ragsdale says this year’s collection was more than last year’s. He expressed his appreciation to the letter carriers who collected the food items and to the city of Centre for its generosity