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Mail carriers collect Stamp Out Hunger donations in Eau Claire


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Mail carriers collected thousands of pounds of food donations for the 23rd Stamp Out Hunger Saturday morning.

The event raised over 150,000 pounds of food locally last year, with 64,000 coming from Eau Claire alone.

Coordinators said this year looks likely to beat those numbers. United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley said 16 percent of kids in the Chippewa Valley are in poverty. All of the food collected will leave the pantries within three months.

"A lot of times it makes the difference between eating and not eating," Stamp Out Hunger coordinator Tina Dunn said. "A lot of us take for granted the fact that, you know, we're always going to have something in the cupboard to snack on or to provide a meal, and some people just don't have that food security available. They might have to make the decision between paying the rent that day or buying lunch."

Coordinators said they've increased monetary donations that give pantries the opportunity to purchase perishable foods. Stamp Out Hunger will also pick up donations Monday.

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