Students help letter carriers collect food for Food Resources on 'Stamp Out Hunger' day

June 04, 2012
  • Rockland Woods Elementary School students who participated in the food drive, are, front row, from left, Molly McCook, Ashley Kopp and Ally Frushour. Back row, Garrett Woods, Iggy Chalker, Devin Riss, Ava Willett, Kerri Byrum and Carsyn Shipway. The letter carrier, at far right, is Bryan Chaney. The teacher, at left, is Katie Rubeck.
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On May 12, Hagerstown letter carriers and letter carriers throughout Washington County collected money and nonperishable food from postal patrons on the nation’s largest one-day food drive titled “Stamp Out Hunger.”

The local community donated 18,000 pounds of food for Food Resources Inc. and local food banks.

Rockland Woods Elementary School made a big contribution as the students collected 874 cans of food under the direction of Principal Kathy Stiles and teacher Katie Rubeck, the daughter of rural carrier Becky Madsen.

The food comes at a pivotal time when schools will be out for the summer when the need for food is greater.

For collecting the most cans, Sharon Lewis’ third-grade class was rewarded with a popcorn party.

Elsewhere in the county, Smithsburg Middle School student Chase Lewis, son of letter carrier Lindsey Lewis, participated in the food drive at his school and helped out on the day of the drive.

The letter carriers thank all who donated food and those who volunteered their time.

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