The 21st annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive is happening on May 11 and the organization is hoping that Norwood can beat last year.
“Last year, in Norwood and Westwood alone, letter carriers collected over 15,000 pounds of food to help the hundreds of families who are struggling with hunger right here in our hometowns," Jack Curran of Norwood, Vice-President of Local 742 of the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO) and Food Drive Coordinator said. "And this year, we’re hoping to do even better.”
Norwood residents who wish to participate are being asked to leave one or more bags of food by their mailbox on the May 11. The food will then be picked up, sorted and then delivered to the Norwood and Westwood Pantries.
“But right now, we particularly need cereal, canned fruit, tuna and other canned meat, baked beans, canned pasta like SpaghettiOs and Chef Boyardee, and boxed meals such as Tuna and Hamburger Helper and Pasta Roni," Bill Discepolo, Stock and Rotation Manager at the Norwood pantry said.
The only requirement is that al cans and boxes must be new and in good condition.
"Anything outdated or opened has to be thrown away for health reasons," Discepolo said.