To the Editor:

The New Milford Food Bank would like to thank the United States postal carriers of New Milford for an amazing campaign this year with "Stamp Out Hunger."

Despite the mid-afternoon deluge of rain, 17 postal trucks delivered 7,725 pounds of food May 10.

These donations will help feed more than 265 families through weekly distributions from the food bank.

In addition, these donations will help Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House serve daily meals to 20 to 30 people.

Also, we would like to thank all New Milford residents who so generously left nonperishable food donations by their mailboxes.

And last, a special thanks to volunteers from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church youth group, Big Y employees and the volunteers from New Milford Food Bank and Loaves & Fishes, who worked tirelessly to help sort and stock the pantries.

This is a very important program that we look forward to every year as a critical means of helping local families with their food needs.

With immense appreciation, we thank you.

Ivana Butera

Social worker and

volunteer cordinator

Social Services

New Milford