The U.S. Postal Service’s annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive happened in Golden on May 11 this year. The food drive is a nationwide event, but the local efforts benefit the Golden-based Christian …
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25,000 = amount of food, in pounds, that was collected for the food drive this year. This is an approximate number, as donations were still being counted by press time.
21,500 = number of yellow collection bags sent to Golden residents.
100 = number of Christian Action Guild volunteers and Golden Lions Club members who helped with the food drive. This number does not include the postal workers who also contributed to the success of the food drive by picking up the donations at Golden residences.
7 = number of truckloads of food that was delivered to the Christian Action Guild on May 11.
4 = average number of hours a volunteer worked on May 11 to accept the food donation deliveries. The food drive ran from 3-7 p.m., so there was a truckload of donations delivered about every 30 minutes.
The U.S. Postal Service’s annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive happened in Golden on May 11 this year. The food drive is a nationwide event, but the local efforts benefit the Golden-based Christian Action Guild, which is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization. It operates a food bank from donations and the proceeds of its thrift store.
To learn more about the organization, visit www.christianactionguild.org.
This year’s food drive was a success with “a fantastic turn out of volunteers and donations,” said Mandy Liao, a volunteer with the Christian Action Guild.
“We had so much food delivered that we temporarily have to store it all in the post office’s white bins before shelving it,” Liao said. But, she added, that’s “a good problem to have.”
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