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Four tons of food collected in letter carriers' drive


Last updated 5/22/2008 at Noon

Fallbrook letter carriers pose with part of the more than four tons of food collected from local residents for the Fallbrook Food Pantry.

FALLBROOK — Hundreds of residents joined letter carriers from the Fallbrook Post Office to help relieve local hunger through the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.

Residents left nonperishable donations near their mailboxes and then letter carriers delivered them to the Post Office, where volunteers loaded a large pickup for delivery to Fallbrook Food Pantry, located less than a mile away. More than four tons of food items were collected.

This effort came at a critical time for the Pantry, as the cost of gas, food and medical care continue to rise while seniors a...

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