Annual Post Office Food Drive Brings Three Truck Loads of Donations to Dayton Pantry

Dayton, Nevada – The Dayton Post Office helped collect over 364 bags of food for the Dayton Food Pantry on May 14th! Every year on the second Saturday of May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Dayton Food Pantry director Alie Trier and pantry volunteers collected the bags from the post office – they needed three pick up trucks to get it all. Alie said, “We are still sorting through the awesome donations from this wonderful community!”

With 49 million people facing hunger every day in America, including nearly 16 million children, this annual food drive is one way to help.

What Does the Pantry Do? Residents of the Dayton area work with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties in volunteer service to keep the pantry going strong.Volunteers range from the very young to elders, and come from all walks of life, united by the belief that no one should go hungry.

From the Pantry site on the corner of Highway 50 at 4 Enterprise Way in Dayton, emergency food boxes are provided during weekday hours (Mon-Thurs from 10am-4pm), and monthly food boxes are provided for the Dayton Senior Center Homebound list. Food is packed and delivered each Friday for local students through a  “Food for the Weekend Backpack Program.”

The Pantry offers its primary food distribution once a month at Sutro Elementary school.

Please call 246-7834 for more information about the Pantry.

dick and another volunteer unloading donations

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