Postal Service collects 100,000 pounds of food in `Harvest' drive

April 02, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The U.S. Postal Service Harvest for the Hungry food drive in Maryland has collected more than 100,000 pounds of food in this year's campaign that ended March 24, double its 50,000-pound goal.

Bill Ewing, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, said yesterday that the annual drive, in which postal workers pick up goods from their mail customers, has collected more than $30 million worth of food since it began 12 years ago.

Food banks will distribute the goods to soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters.

Pub Date: 4/02/99

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