To The Editor:

Postal carriers at the Washington Post Office would like to thank residents both in Washington and surrounding areas for a successful food drive this year! A total of 10,301 pounds were donated to the St. Peter’s Church and St. Francis Borgia food pantries.

Through the combined efforts of radio stations KSLQ and KLPW who offered free advertising; a vigorous effort from Schnucks employees who collected a whopping 1,968 pounds of food; and The Washington Missourian for reminding residents at the perfect time, we were able to better last year’s drive by a staggering 1,975 pounds.

Congratulations and thanks to our town of Washington for helping us “stamp out hunger.”