On Saturday May 12th, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the United States Postal Service(USPS) and United Way are teaming up to stamp out hunger in our community.
The annual food drive helps fill the cupboards of our local shelters and our local food bank.
Please join us this year, by leaving your non-perishable and non-breakable food by your mailbox Saturday morning May 12th, before your letter carrier delivers your mail. It will make a difference in thousands of lives.Below are the agencies that receive the canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, tuna fish, Campbell’s Soup, and other non-perishable food items that are left on the porches throughout our community.
Survivor Resource Network-aka Domestic Violence Program 580.762.2873, for those experiencing abuse – food, clothing and other necessities are provided to both adults and children in crisis.
Golden Villa Adult Day Services housed at 1722 N. 4th Suite B is a community based daytime program for frail, elderly and partially impaired persons. They are fed breakfast and lunch plus two nutritious snacks five days a week.
Marland Children’s Home located at 1300 Summers Place provides a safe, nurturing home for children in its care so they may develop the skills and character necessary to become independent and responsible citizens.
New Emergency Resource Agency located at 118 S. 1st. helps individuals and families with a variety of emergency services. For hungry families and individuals in Kay County they can receive a weeks worth of emergency food assistance while they are applying for other assistance and looking for work.
Northern Oklahoma Youth Services at 2203 N. Ash provides numerous services to youth and families. Three meals a day are served to youth up to 18 years of age who are temporarily residing at the youth shelter.
Peachtree Landing located at 105 W. Hazel provides a home for the homeless as they struggle to get back on their feet and gain permanent housing.
The Mission located at 909 E. South Avenue, provides a feeding program on Tuesday-Thursday,
breakfast is served at 9am and lunch is at 1pm, on Friday lunch is served at 12pm.
If you are unable to place your food items by your mailbox, you may bring them to the United Way office at 205 N. 2nd St. If you would like to volunteer call United Way at 765-2476.