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Mail carriers, volunteers work to Stamp Out Hunger in the Chippewa Valley

Chippewa Valley (WQOW) — After months of preparation, community members and mail carriers set out to participate in the world’s largest one-day food drive, ‘Stamp Out Hunger.’

82 volunteers, including kids, spent the day picking up non-perishable food items from mailboxes across the area for Stamp Out Hunger’s 27th year.

“It’s not only city letter carriers, role letter carriers, all postal workers in general come together, along with volunteers from United Way, church groups and other schools,” said Corey Grotte, coordinator for the event. “It brings the whole community together. It’s a very nice day.”

This year, the goal is to raise over 160,000 pounds of food, in hopes of beating the amount gathered last year, 159,600 pounds.

If you missed out on Saturday’s event, you can still donate to Feed My People and St. Francis Food Pantry here in Eau Claire, where the donations will go.

If you’re a Chippewa Falls resident, donations will go to the area’s Salvation Army.

Carly Swisher

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