Letter carriers, volunteers help to stamp out hunger
Rockland Woods Elementary School contributed 450 cans of food to Stamp Out Hunger, the nation's largest one-day food drive. Pictured, from left, are rural letter carriers Becky Madsen and Cindy Long; teacher Katie Rubeck; students Cylie Repp, Ashley Kopp, Jade Smith, Jordan Rowe, Ben Burgan and Hayley Kendle; and Principal Kathy Stiles. (Submitted photo)
The food drive yielded 16,500 pounds of food for Food Resources Inc. and local food banks.
Rockland Woods Elementary School made a big contribution to the drive by collecting 450 cans of food under the direction of Principal Kathy Stiles and teacher Katie Rubeck. The donations come at a pivotal time, with schools soon out for the summer and the need for food increasing.
Many volunteers showed up to lend a helping hand. Girl Scout Troop 40480 members Stephanie Johnson, Emily and Kassidy Bedine, and Lydia Bryner contributed with help from Scout leader and rural mail carrier Shelly Bryner.
Also helping with the food drive were letter carrier Dave Fowler and his son, Logan; letter carrier Steve Keller and his daughter, Stephanie; retired letter carrier Floyd Shearer and his son, Roger; and retired letter carriers Dave Pierce, Ragan Shaw and Kenny Sisk.