The US Postal Service has collected 1.1 Billion pounds of food since 1992. On Saturday, May 11th, Troop 1373 helped with the largest food drive of the nation. Our boys collected food in Hickory Hills as they traveled throughout Hickory Hills picking up bags of food on the residents’ doorsteps. Later that afternoon, the boys spent about 4hours at the Moraine Valley Postal Facility unloading collected bags of food from postal vehicles. They also helped pass out the food collected to the seven food pantries who were waiting to load their vehicles.
The Office said that over 14,000 lbs of food was donated by residents of the 100 postal routes . Later, another 600 lbs was picked up at the North Riverside Post Office. It was transported to Elsie’s pantry by three members of the Troop. The lady at the Elsie's pantry was very excited and grateful .
Great job Troop 1373! We helped a lot of needy people get some food.