Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Celebrates Silver Anniversary Saturday, May 13th
Hunger Task Force hosted the seventh annual Letter Carrier Olympics Friday.
CBS 58's Michele McCormack joined other members of the media, local letter carriers, U.S. Postal Service workers and elected officials in a friendly competition through a letter carrier-themed obstacle course for the upcoming National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
"Olympians" had to dress up in uniform and race through lawn obstacles on their way to the finish.
Everyone walked away with a chocolate medal.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Stamp Out Hunger.
On this Saturday, May 13, the public is encouraged to fill any bag with healthy nonperishable foods and leave it by their mailbox.
Throughout the day, local letter carriers will pick up the bags and deliver them to Hunger Task Force, where they will be sorted and distributed to hungry families.
Michele was thrown for a loop this year with a new obstacle, but her team made up of Alissa Peterson from Milwaukee Radio Group, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and U.S. Postal Service employee Mike, who hung in there, followed the rules, and reminded us all that the true victory is in making sure folks fill up the bags for their letter carriers on Saturday.
Letter carrier Tia Robertson tells CBS 58 News that she sees the need for food in the community as she is out making mail deliveries.
"Especially the zip code I work in. 53206," explain Roberston who crossed the finish line first. "A lot of people need help in that area. So I love helping them out whenever I can."
A big congratulations to letter carrier Scott Van Derven who has been with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Driver for all of its 25 years.
Scott even painted himself silver to mark the silver anniversary.