Wichita mail carriers collected 142,000 pounds of food for Kansas Food Bank

05/13/2013 9:36 AM

05/13/2013 10:19 AM

Letter carriers in Wichita collected 142,000 pounds of non-perishable food on Saturday to help the poor this summer, a Kansas Food Bank official said.

That’s down from about 157,000 pounds collected last year, but still good, said Larry Gunkel, a Food Bank official and former letter carrier.

Wichita residents were asked to put non-perishable food items beside their mailboxes on Saturday. Letter carriers picked up the items.

The food will be used to help the needy in Wichita this summer, including helping feed children who will not get school lunches, Gunkel has said.

To help the Food Bank, send donations to: Kansas Food Bank-Cargill Cares Complex, 1919 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas 67211. Contact the Food Bank at: 316-265-3663, info@kansasfoodbank.org or kansasfoodbank.org/.

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