This year’s Letter Carrier Food Drive was a great success. Over 40,000 pounds of food were collected! Thank you to all of our
volunteers and the Danville and Pittsylvania County USPS for helping to make this event so successful!
Mail bins were used to unload the bags of food as volunteers and mail carriers brought them to the loading dock.
Children helped pass food to volunteers to help unload the large amount of donated food.
Once loaded to the top with food, bins had to be taken to the weighing station.
Volunteers were crucial in sorting the donated food into boxes for transportation to the warehouse at God’s Storehouse.
Teamwork was very important to allow the event to be a success.
Trucks as well as USPS vehicles were loaded with donations from Pittsylvania County and Danville.
Many of the bags of food were loaded into USPS mail crates to make loading the larger bins quicker.
Karen Harris (right), executive director of God’s Storehouse, and Karen Hodges, postmaster of Danville, both worked diligently to make the event a reality.
Barbara Davis (left) and Faye Westbrook kept records of the weight of each bin to ensure that the total amount of donations was accurate.
Some of the donations were in bags that postal workers had stuffed in mailboxes to encourage donations for the event.
Some bins were filled with dry goods and crushable items that were separated out during the sorting process.
A bin being moved off of the scales to go begin being separated into boxes.
Gert Echols, Emily Holder, assistant director of God’s Storehouse, and Jennifer Taylor posed for a picture in between incoming trucks.
All of the volunteers from 2:30-4:30 did a great job! Teachers from Kentuck Elementary School and Tunstall High School Interact Club Members were there!
Thank you to the Kentuck Elementary School teachers who gave up their Saturday to help!
A glimpse into a truck that is being loaded to head to the warehouse.
This is an example of the food that was in the dry goods bin.
Loaded bins wait to be loaded onto the truck for transporting!
Thank you to Boy Scout Troop 300 for all their help!
A tally of the donations throughout the day was kept up front and added to the excitement of the day.
Thank you to the 4:30 – 6:30 volunteers for helping us finish strong!
Once the food was sorted into boxes, the boxes’ lids were placed on them. The packaged boxes were loaded onto pallets for transportation in large trucks.
Non-Profit food pantry serving Danville and Pittsylvania Counties in Southwest Virginia