Letter carriers prep to Stamp Out Hunger

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Postal carriers such as Valerie Castillo will be picking up canned food goods in Keizer on May 11. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

Postal carriers such as Valerie Castillo will be picking up canned food goods in Keizer on May 11. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Next weekend, Nick Boston suspects some Keizer residents may need to put running shoes on.

Why?

May 11 marks the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, when letter carriers around the country collect cans of food.

Boston, who retired last spring after being a mail carrier for 39 years, is in charge of the local drive this year, which well benefit Marion-Polk Food Share.

Despite best efforts to let people know in advance of the event, Boston knows from plenty of personal experience some well-meaning people simply forget until they see the mail being delivered that day. Hence, the need for running shoes and a quick scramble through the pantry.

“There’s always a few of those during the day,” Boston said with a chuckle. “They sometimes are skittish to put things out, so they will watch for the mailman and come running out. Or it will suddenly dawn on them it’s the canned food day. Sometimes they will chase you down the street with their cans.”


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