(L - R) Chrystal Prothro (Rt. 12), Carla Vingle (City), Maneika Shankle (Acting Post Master), Debbie Handel (Clerk), Richard Weiss (City), Kim Wallace (Sub), and Myrna Harringston (Clerk).
LIVINGSTON POST OFFICE DELIVERS FOR A GREAT CAUSE...
On Saturday May 11, The Livingston Post Office held their annual food drive. This year the disbursment of food drive paper bags to everyone by mail, ensured robust participation, and made it easier for people to donate. The USPS has held the food drive for 21 years and 2013's, by far, has been its best ever. According to Pat Claiborne (who heads up this year's drive), "This is the largest one day food drive in the nation". Maneika Shankle who serves as acting Post Master at the Livingston Post Office, says the food will be distributed equally to two of the county's recognized shelters. Although the USPS is responsible for the success of the drive, it is a joint effort with AARP Drive to end Hunger, Campbell's Soup, Feeding America, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, AFL-CIO, United Way, Uncle Bob's Self Storage and Valpak. A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated in the success of this event. It's refreshing to see all the good people in Polk County who give to this great cause.
This is what "The largest one day food drive in the nation" looks like.
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