Letter to the Editor: Thank You Community for Letter Carrier-Boy Scout Fall Food Drive Success

By Bill Blumenthal, Boy Scout Coordinator
Jim Evans, Letter Carriers (NALC-4112) Coordinator
Robert MacFarland/Jean Butler, LA Cares Coordinators
Cheryl Sedlacek, San Martin de Porres Coordinator

First, a big “Thank You” to all the citizens of Los Alamos County who gave generously to the recent Letter Carrier-Boy Scout Fall Food Drive Saturday Nov. 17.

An estimated 18,000 lbs of food and supplies were collected with about 1,000 pounds sent to the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen in Espanola.

The remainder was donated to LA Cares for distribution to those in need within our community.

The Atomic City Letter Carriers (NALC-4112) and their volunteers worked long and hard performing the triple duties of delivering flyers, picking-up food and all while performing their regular duties of delivering your mail.

Many volunteers from LA Cares and other organizations and individuals worked hard preparing, sorting, transporting and storing all the donations.

LA Cares distributes food boxes monthly throughout the year, so please call 661-8015 if you can help with these distributions or are in need of food assistance.

In addition, every Los Alamos and White Rock BSA unit in the Northern New Mexico District participated for 2-3 hour shifts (some scouts worked much longer), including Cub Scout Packs 20, 22, 27, 222, 229, 326, 422; Boy Scout Troops 22, 71, 122, 129, 222, and 422; and co-ed Venture Scout Post 20.

This service project is an important demonstration of how valuable are our youth are and how much they can contribute to our community !

Special thanks go to the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church for the use of their hall; REMAX for the use of their moving van; Los Alamos County and TRK Management, Inc. for much needed food storage space; and the Los Alamos Monitor, The Los Alamos Daily Post and KRSN-1490 AM for helping to advertise and encourage donations.

Our Spring Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday May 11, 2013 (on Mother’s Day weekend, as usual) and future Fall Food Drives are always conducted on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

 

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