Stamp Out Hunger drive brings 2,400 pounds of food to pantry shelves

May of 2012 was a busy month at the Spearfish Community Food Pantry.

Early in the month, our shelf inventory of food was down a bit, particularly in breakfast cereal and canned fruits.

Fortunately, one of our most supportive organizations -- the local postal workers -- stepped up to the plate with their annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign.  First, they send postacard notifications to all their patrons, and then they collected the food donated by local residents.  The total came to more than 2,400 pounds of much-needed food!

We can't say enough good things about these local men and women from the Post Office.  And this year, we had the additional support of young people from the Canyon Hills Center to help unload the food and stock shelves.  Then the May volunteers from Countryside Community Church pitched in to help sort the food and stock shelves.

What a wonderful joint effort this was -- and the beneficiaries are our many needy neighbors in the Spearfish and St. Onge area.

Thanks to the postal workers, the youngsters from Canyon Hills Center, and the volunteers from Countryside Community Church.

Most importantly, our deep thanks to the many people who donated food for this important food drive.  Bless you!