|2012-06-08 - US Postal Food Drive
York County continues to demonstrate its compassion for others. Our US Postal Food Drive on May 12th was a tremendous success! Dedicated postal workers not only picked up and delivered mail, but also picked up food donations left at mailboxes along their route. United Way of York County would like to express our sincere gratitude to the community for their generous spirit in addition to our postal worker and agency volunteers who collected and sorted the donated food.
Donations of 29,961 pounds of food will help feed hungry families in York County! Donated food stayed within the community it was collected: 3,800 pounds in York to P.A.T.H.; 7,275 pounds in Fort Mill to the Fort Mill Care Center; 11,480 at the Ebenezer Avenue post office in Rock Hill to Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and The Salvation Army; 7,406 pounds at the Wilson Street post office in Rock Hill to Pilgrims' Inn and Hope Inc. These community based agencies provide thousands of pounds of food each week to York County residents in need.
United Way of York County, SC is proud to partner with our local post office workers and local agencies to bring valuable resources to those in need. Unfortunately hunger is a reality for many of our families and neighbors. The majority of food collected during the US Postal Food Drive has been distributed leaving thinly stocked pantry shelves in preparation for summer months ahead when children will not have access to school based breakfast and lunches. Please continue to support local agencies throughout the year. Together we can make a difference, one dollar or one box of cereal at a time. Thank you!