Stamp Out Hunger Drive Brings In 9,300 Pounds of Food
Dave Springman, a second-generation Middleton postal carrier, wasn’t going to let retirement stop him from making a difference in his community during the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held on May 12 of this year. Started in 1955 by the National Association of Letter Carriers, this event has provided food for families in communities across the country for over sixty years. And as a long-time postal carrier, Dave has also been part of this program for many years. This year, he decided he wanted to carry on the tradition even though he has retired. Dave made a trip to Aldi, buying bulk canned chicken, ham, cereal and other items from MOM’s Top 10 list. Then he brought the food MOM, eagerly indicating that his donation should be included as part of the Stamp Out Hunger Drive.
Of course, Dave wasn’t alone in his efforts to help families in our community during the Stamp Out Hunger Drive. In fact, this year the Middleton postal carriers collected over 9,300 pounds of non-perishable food items for MOM. Postal carriers in over 10,000 other communities also collected food for those in need, making this the largest one-day drive in America. “Each year, postal workers get to share with their “family”—their customers—the importance of supporting MOM. Citizens trust postal workers and trust they are safe people within our community as are the police and fire rescue,” said Middleton Postal Supervisor Tanya Sebert.
When the postal carriers arrived at MOM with their many bags filled with food, MOM volunteers Mark Schmidt, Laurie Baker, Gary Schmul and Bill Hartman were ready to meet them. Youth from Madison Memorial and Middleton National Charity League helped check for expired foods and sort donations. Throughout the week, many volunteers joined in, enabling all the food to be quickly put on the shelves at MOM, available for people in our community who need it most.
MOM is very grateful for partners like the Middleton postal carriers who are working to building safe, hunger-free communities.
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