The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will be collecting non-perishable food items on May 13. Assistance in the sixth annual Minden/Gardnerville Food Drive is requested by your local carriers. It's a great plan to feed the hungry.
The carriers ask that families gather a bag or box of non-perishable food items. Suggestions are canned fruits, meats, vegetables, soups, stews, milk, jelly, peanut butter, syrup, cake, pancake, pie mixes, cereals, crackers, Jell-O, canned or boxed desserts. Please do not include any glass or perishable items.
Place the food donations at the mailbox on the 13th before the mail carrier arrives. The carrier will take the food items to the post office and from there will deliver donations to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
If residents miss carriers, food items will be accepted at both the Minden and Gardnerville post offices.
The Carson Valley Community Food Closet, a nonprofit organization, provides food year-round to families who qualify through Douglas County Social Services.