The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers collected 4,760 pounds from Fairhaven residents for the Shepherd’s Pantry in Acushnet. In Greater New Bedford, more than 28,000 pounds were collected. The pantry accepts donations all year through two donation bins, one at the Millicent Library and one at Stop & Shop in Fairhaven. Monetary donations are also accepted by check to The Shepherd’s Food Pantry, 1215 Main St., Acushnet, MA 02743.
Bob Shields (ABOVE) grimaces as he lifts a full box onto the truck at the USPS annex in Fairhaven.
ABOVE: Dereck Goff strains to lift a box filled with canned good.
ABOVE: The volunteers pose for a shot among the boxes they just unloaded at the Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Acushnet. Photos by Beth David.