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May 9, 2014

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In doing so, the post office is able to distribute the food items they collect to a number of families in need throughout the entire region.

"There is a high percentage of elderly and children who are hungry," Tinderholt said.

"And we see it every day," Goldensoph added. "We see a lot more than most people know about."

Though the food drive itself is not sponsored through the United States Postal Service but instead by the NALC union, Clinton postmaster Ellen Opperman said she and others in her position around the nation are huge supporters of the cause.

"The agreement is that we allow it to happen. It's a no-gain, no-loss situation for us," she said. "I'm happy to do so, though, because it's pretty impressive to see what they accomplish."



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