Tonawanda News — “Last year was a better than average year,” Shaffer said, with hopes to beat that marker in 2013.
In Erie County, dozens of letter carriers will also participate, with supplies heading to the Salvation Army of the Tonawandas, who will then redistribute some of the wares to food banks in the region and also stock their own supplies, which are used to supplement supplies for needy families.
Businesses are also taking part in the food drive.
Once the items are collected, letter carriers will take them to the street, where a string of volunteers pick them up and take them to the various food pantries.
Shaffer said approximately 30 of her own volunteers will be waiting for the deliveries and beginning the week-long process of organizing and stacking thousands of pounds of food and other wares.
“It helps out your own community,” she said. “What we pick up from residents in the area, stays in the area.”
Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.