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Mail Carriers Pick Up Food for Good Samaritan Center
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 • Posted May 24, 2012

While on their routes last Saturday, four Blanco mail carriers picked up more than 1,200 pounds of non-perishable food, which filled pantry shelves this week at the Blanco Good Samaritan Center.

“We must have gotten around 40 or 50 bags of food,” said Hilary Huser at the center.  “We were very happy and grateful to get it!”

Postmistress Tina Kmetz at the Blanco Post Office identified the carriers as Crystal, Joyde, Nelly and Flor. Clerks Cathy and Ernest also assisted with the food drive.

Last week, Blanco residents found brown paper sacks in their mailboxes. Printed across the bags was the message: “Fill a bag with food. Bring hope to someone in need.” The project was part of “Drive to End Hunger,” a nationwide campaign sponsored by the AARP Foundation to end hunger among older adults.

Residents were asked to fill the grocery sack with food items and leave it by their mailboxes. For more information about the nationwide project, go online

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