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Residents, food pantries 'stamp out' area hunger

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LACare Burnet Director Lottie McCorkle (back row, middle) and her staff at the food pantry rely on the community to keep the shelves stocked with foods to distribute to local families in need. The pantry is facing a shortage of kid-friendly foods, and the LACare staff hopes to bring in loads of items children are able to make at home while on summer break, such as Spaghetti-O's, canned meats, and boxed pastas, during this year's Stamp Out Hunger food drive taking place Saturday, May 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Hunger is a growing issue in the Highland Lakes area, and with summertime approaching, the need for food in local homes will grow as well.

As the school year comes to a close, students will find themselves at home for longer periods, and families in need will be faced with the issue of finding more food to get through the day.

Just in time for summer, the U.S. Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), and local food banks and volunteers will join together and take part in the year’s largest food-drive to provide food for families in need across the nation.

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