All items collected will be donated to the local Salvation Army, Love INC and The People Center in Spring Lake to provide needed food and other items for their food banks. Some of the most needed items include canned meats (tuna, chicken, stews, etc.), peanut butter, breakfast foods (cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, etc.), paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, etc.), and personal hygiene products (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, hand/bath soap, dish soap, laundry soap, etc.). Other items to consider include coffee, shelf milk, soups, spaghetti sauce and juices.
The areas being covered for collection of donations by postal employees will include any Grand Haven and Spring Lake mailing address (all 49417 and 49456 ZIP code delivery).
The drive is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, U.S. Postal Service, AFL-CIO, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, Campbell’s Soup Co. and the United Way of America.