All city residents are asked to place non perishable food items by their mailbox on the second Saturday in May. The items will be collected by Letter Carriers while making their normal mail deliveries. The food collected will be distributed to First Step, Jackson House, The Oasis, Ouachita Children’s Center, Potter’s Clay, and Salvation Army to feed the hungry in our community. Residents can help stamp out hunger in our community by placing food donations by their mailbox on the second Saturday in May. For questions, please call United Way of the Ouachitas, 501.623.2505.
United Way of the Ouachitas would like to thank the entire community for volunteering and participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers and National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association Food Drive on Saturday, May 14th. The totals were all VERY successful! The goal was reached and exceeded expectations. The main office collected 14,000 lbs. of food while the Albert Pike office collected 17,500 lbs. and Hot Springs Village collected 24,000 lbs. of non-perishable food. NALC Food Drive Coordinator, Ed Rice, stated that around 55,000 lbs. were collected from our community in total.
Beneficiaries of the community’s generosity were Eleanor Klugh Jackson House, First Step, The Oasis, Potter’s Clay, Safe Haven Shelter for Women and Children, and The Salvation Army. Rice wanted to say “Thanks to promotions/bags/weather and steady reminder of our fine city/rural carriers, we are very pleased with the outcome and look forward to exceeding that next year.
Special thanks to ALL national sponsors and Peter’s Paint & Flooring for bags, Neal Gladner's 1340 AM radio for a voice, and Todd Marchese video productions and Resort TV for a vision and of course, The Sentinel Record, much gratitude given to the Editor.”