On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Morgan County residents filled their mailboxes with food in addition to letters. Since 1993, the National Association of Letter Carriers has held their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. On this day, people can leave food items at their mailbox, and the carriers return the food to the post office before it is donated to the Morgan Food Pantry.
“This year we received triple the amount of food from the year before,” Food Pantry Director Julie Miller reported. “We usually fill one bin with this drive, but this year we filled three.”
“The Morgan Food Pantry is now very well stocked. Thanks to this food drive and all of the generous donations from Morgan residents we have plenty to share with those who need help,” Miller added.
She invited, “Please come take advantage of the food pantry if you are in need,” she added. “Everyone is so generous to donate, and I want to make certain that anyone who needs assistance comes to the pantry.”
“We received a number of non-perishable supplies like dish soap, paper towels and cleaning supplies in the Stamp Out Hunger Drive, and they are so needed and helpful,” she detailed.
“We are always happy to receive donations, but please remember that we can’t distribute expired food,” she explained.
Miller is always happy to welcome volunteers to help sort food and complete other tasks at the pantry. They are open Monday evenings 4-6 and Wednesday mornings from 8:30-12.
“Don’t forget the Mobile Food Truck that comes on the third Tuesday following the first Monday! This month it is June 19 at 10 am,” Julie instructed. “It is behind the fire station in Morgan. Please share this information with anyone who needs assistance.”
Miller is grateful for all the donations to the pantry and seeks to serve every person in Morgan County who needs assistance. Miller is happy when her shelves are full but is even happier when she is able to empty those shelves to provide assistance for people in need. Please contact Julie Miller at 801-829-8533 to volunteer, donate or receive assistance. If she is not in, please leave a message. She will return calls expeditiously.