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137,000 pounds of food collected for local food banks

A record amount of donations came in during the Postal Service's annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held last week.  Coordinator Dennis Sideropolous says   With 137,000 pounds of non-perishable items collected, Coordinator Dennis Sideropolous says local food banks will benefit greatly. 


The United Way and Salvation Army are processing the items for distribution.  Last year, approximately 121,000 pounds of food was collected in the Greater Danbury area. 


Sideropolous says the timing of the food drive is important because food banks are running low on items donated during Thanksgiving and Christmas, at the same time that schools are dismissing and children won't have access to free or reduced price meals.