Postal service food drive another success

From left, Open Doors Food Pantry President Kurt Wanninger, Congresswoman Susan Brooks from Indiana District 5 and Merged Branch 888 President Ronnie Roush. (Submitted photo)

From left, Open Doors Food Pantry President Kurt Wanninger, Congresswoman Susan Brooks from Indiana District 5 and Merged Branch 888 President Ronnie Roush. (Submitted photo)


On behalf of NALC Branch 888, I would like to sincerely thank you for your help in making the annual 2016 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive another successful event this year. A lot of people stepped up and helped in a lot of ways to make this major event a tremendous success. There is an enormous amount of work and preparations that must take place in order to get this annual Food Drive accomplished in each of our cities. I have enclosed the totals from each office and where we donated the food to for you. We collected 96,865 pounds of food for our local communities. This is an increase of 6,858 pounds this year! I am sure they are all very much appreciative of our efforts at our local food pantries and churches. The generosity of our local communities is amazing to say the least. This annual food drive replenishes local food pantries in our communities and we should all take pride in helping the less fortunate in our communities we serve.

I look forward to working with you again next year and welcome any suggestions you might have on how we can increase the number of pounds next year or ways to improve this annual food drive.

Ronnie Roush, Branch 888 President


I would like to sincerely thank Kurt Wanninger of Open Doors Food Pantry and Tim and Sonya Carr for all their help in Carmel and Westfield, as well as Mike Kraft from Love Inc. in Lebanon and Tammy Jones and Sandra Vandenberg of Third Phase for all their help in Noblesville and Fishers. I am not aware of some of our helpers in the other offices, so please pass on my gratitude for all the enormous support we received in getting the food drive bags and cards stapled together. We were able to get all 152,000 bags and cards stapled together in all nine locations!

I would like to thank everyone that helped out and please know that without a lot of hard work from a lot of people, we would not have been able to replenish the shelves of our local food pantries like we did. I am estimating that at least 50 people stepped up in various roles along with numerous volunteers to make the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a success in every office. A special much deserved thank you to;

Don and Susan Dwigans, Tom Kingsley, Suzy and Doug Griffin, Greg and Kim Clark and Katie, our special Clerk in Carmel and the several carriers that stayed after their routes.

Jeremy Tomlinson and Gary Robinson in Noblesville.

Lisa Hill (Postmaster), Bob Hager and Darrell Lister in Danville.

Lannie Madden (Postmaster), Duane Spells (Supervisor), Leo Gratz and Johna Glenn in Fishers.

Elizabeth Smith and Joe Luckey in Lebanon.

Maci McClurg (Postmaster) in Sheridan.

Tracey Reilly and Brenda (Supervisor) in Fortville.

Kim Gettings (Supervisor) in Westfield.

Corey Mills in Zionsville.

And as always thank you to each and every letter carrier that pitched in and helped out to make this day a success by collecting the food out on our routes. If I forgot anyone, please know that each and every single person is crucial and every single contribution is greatly appreciated!

Job well done, Branch 888!


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