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Dubuque mail carriers stamp out hunger

DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- Saturday, May 8th, Dubuqers can do their part to help stamp out hunger.  The Dubuque County mail carriers will participate in the 18th annual Letter Carrier food drive. Letter carriers hope to break the one billion pound barrier.

"We appreciate the community's assistance in this endeavor to help less fortunate neighbors. This drive has been a national initiative however; local participation is the key to its success. In these tough economic times, every donation is appreciated," said Tom Reisdorf, local coordinator.

All you have to do is place a bag of un perishable food items by your mailbox.  The letter carriers will take care of the rest.  All donations will go to Dubuque Area Labor Harvest, a local food bank that distributes food to low income residents and families in need. 

"Since 1989, Dubuque Area Labor Harvest has been helping folks in our community," said Labor Harvest volunteer, Ron Koppes.

Dubuque Area Labor Harvest is open on Saturday to provide a free breakfast for low income and elderly and for food pick up. Referrals come from area agencies and DALH provides non perishable items to people in need.

"This will be a fun and rewarding way to spend Saturday morning. We are happy to be part of the event's success," said Scott Cooper, General Manager Diamond Jo.  Cooper is one of the volunteers.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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