Nearly 50,000 pounds of food was collected last weekend in Butler County by members of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
The food will go to the Shared Harvest Foodbank in Fairfield, where it will be distributed to food pantries when school ends. That’s when families need additional food when children are no longer receiving school lunches.
“This drive consistently provides food our pantries desperately need during the summer months,” said Tina Osso, Shared Harvest’s executive director.
During the past 18 years the food drive has brought in nearly 1.2 million pounds of food.
The two Hamilton post office carriers brought in more than 17,000 pounds of food, followed by Middletown carriers, who collected nearly 14,000 pounds.
Other area totals were: Fairfield, 8,750 pounds; West Chester Township, 3,285 pounds; Monroe, 2,454 pounds; Oxford, 2,185 pounds; and Trenton, 1,672 pound
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