Food drive generates donations, but more needed

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A local food bank that’s been struggling to keep up with demand said Monday the biggest food drive they depend on didn’t generate as many donations as anticipated.

The National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is always the second Saturday of May.

Donations in Lewiston benefit the Community Action Food Bank. The agency’s goal was to reach 18,000 pounds.

Director Steve Small told KLEW News Monday they collected roughly 15,000 pounds of food.

However, he understands. We had nice weather, it was Mother’s Day weekend, and a lot of folks did go out of town.

“We’re still trying to make it to at least last year’s total which would be great,” said Small.

“I don’t want to seem ungrateful because our food is filling up slowly and we have more food than we did before we started. So we’re very, very happy and we surely want to thank the Letter Carriers Association because without them we wouldn’t have this.”

If you’d like to donate just drop off your non-perishable food to Community Action Food Bank in downtown Lewiston at 124 New 6th Street in Lewiston.

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