On May 8, local postal workers conducted their annual food drive. It was a great success, collecting between nine and ten thousand pounds of food, which was donated to the Community Friends Outreach Food Bank at 205 Otter St. The food bank staff would like to thank everyone who had a hand in making this drive such a success. Thanks to all of the food vendors, for donating food for postal workers, local restaurants and you, the citizens of Danville and Boyle County, for your generosity this year.
I want to say a big thank-you to the postal workers for all of their hard work. Unless you see what they do, you cannot fully appreciate their dedication to their community. The food is collected and unloaded at the post office by the postal workers themselves. It is placed in carts where it is then weighed. This doesn't sound too hard until you see the bags and boxes of food, and believe me, nine to ten thousand pounds of food in bags and boxes is a lot. This is not part of their job, but it is a part of who they are. The next time you see your postal worker, maybe you will remember how much he or she does for you and this community.