Brookline’s USPS nets food for Stamp Out Hunger drive
Friday, May 30, 2014
Loretta Jackson photo
Dan Beaulieu, whose Brookline postal route covers around 250 stops, displays the start of a hefty collection of donated food items contributed by residents and businesses during the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, conducted nationally on the second Saturday in May. Beaulieu's efforts on May 10 augmented those of letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns. According to usps.com, the event is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The drive in Brookline secures a bounty of nonperishable food for the Brookline Food Pantry and SHARE. The drive is led by the National Association of Letter Carriers with assistance from rural letter carriers. In the past 20 years of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, more than one billion pounds of food reportedly has been collected to help the hungry. For more information about the Brookline Post Office's participation, call the office at 673-2271.