To the Editor:

One month ago on Saturday, May 4, the National Association of Letter Carriers conducted their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to help alleviate the needs of those citizens of Hopkins County who do not have enough to eat. After advertising the food drive, in addition to their usual duties, postal carriers picked up food items donated by local homeowners. The donations were brought to the Madisonville Post office and then transported to the Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County.

Volunteers at the CFB sorted and organized the donations. Food Bank shelves overflow with tangible evidence of the generosity of the people of Hopkins County. More than 5,000 pounds of dry and canned goods were collected. (3,180 pounds of food was collected during the 2018 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.)

Thank you so much to the NACL for the extra physical effort you extended to conduct the food drive. Thank you also to the people of Hopkins County for your participation and response.

Thank you also, to Todd's Furniture for the use of their truck on Saturday to transport the food that was collected to the Christian Food Bank.

Jesus said, "I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry" -- John 6:35. The Christian Food Bank desires that people be fed physically and spiritually. People who come to the Christian Food Bank are offered food assistance and spiritual support through prayer. Families may receive assistance monthly. If you would like to assist with the ministry of the Christian Food Bank or offer food donations including surplus garden produce, you are welcome to stop by the Food Bank at 241 W. Center St.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Additional hours are Thursday evening from 6 to 8.

In Christ's love,

Philip McCoy, director, Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County

Peggy Phelan, president, Board of Directors,Christian Food Bank ofHopkins County

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