Donations to Fresno's Poverello House help 'Stamp Out Hunger'
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno's Poverello House is stocked with food thanks to the generous donations from Valley residents.
Saturday was the non-profits annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.
During the week thousands of Valley homes received blue grocery bags from the postal service and were asked to fill them with food and leave them out by their mailboxes.
Saturday, postal workers picked up the food along their routes.
'This is a huge drive. Just to give the community an idea last year we collected 155,000 pounds of food," Kathryn Weakland said.
The food from Saturday's drive was delivered to Poverello House and crews are still added up totals. But just before the newscast they had 14,000 pounds.
Organizers say the food will last until just after Christmas.
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