2018-05-10 / News

Mail carriers hope to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday

LAPEER — U.S. Postal Service mail carriers in Lapeer and Attica are hoping area residents are generous once again as they make Stamp Out Hunger pickups on Saturday (May 12). Residents are asked to set out non-perishable food in mail boxes or on doorsteps where mail is delivered.

Attica mail carrier Susan Bishop, who is the coordinator of the LICA (Lapeer Interfaith Christian Association) Soup Kitchens, said the drive is “our life blood.”

She said the two to three tons of canned and non-perishable food collected in the city of Lapeer and on the Post Office’s 26 rural routes allowed each of the five participating churches in LICA to put on a weekly dinner.

Bishop said food items collected by Lapeer mail carriers are “donated to the LICA soup kitchens, stored at the Grace Episcopal Church food pantry to be used in the five area soup kitchens and in food baskets we distribute through Love INC. on an as-needed basis.” She added food collected by mail carriers at the Attica Post Office is donated to the food bank at the Attica United Methodist Church.

Mail carriers on Attica’s four rural routes typically collect about a ton of food.

Food collected by mail carriers in Lapeer will be brought to at Grace Episcopal Church, where Boy Scouts and local volunteers will sort it.

LICA Soup Kitchen dinners are held:

Monday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1310 N. Main St. in Lapeer, from 4-5 p.m.;

Tuesday, Grace Episcopal Church, 735 W. Nepessing St. in Lapeer, 4-5 p.m.;

Wednesday, Lapeer Church of Christ, 1680 N. Lapeer Rd. in Mayfield Township, 5-6 p.m.;

Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, 433 N. Calhoun St. in Lapeer, 4-5 p.m.;

Friday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd. in Lapeer, 4-5 p.m.

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