Region 8 personnel volunteer for 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive

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  • By Col. (SA) Amy Bumgarner
  • Commander, AFOSI Region 8
Personnel assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigation's Region 8 volunteered recently at a food bank in Colorado Springs, Colo., as part of the U.S. Postal Service Care and Share food drive. Region 8 members sorted food items which were previously collected.

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers and postal customers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America participate in what the Postal Service calls "the largest one-day food drive in the nation." Postal employees and other volunteers have delivered more than one billion pounds of food during the past 22 years of the annual event.

Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands for direct distribution to needy families. With 49 million people facing hunger every day in America, including nearly 16 million children, this drive is one way to help.

Region 8 staffers volunteered several hours, May 15, 2015, sorting donated items which were delivered to a local food bank and ensured that the one in seven southern Coloradoans at risk of hunger have access to enough healthy and nutritious food to thrive.