Food drive sets out to help the hungry
Jason Wyatt takes a bag of food out of the postal truck during the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive at the post office on The Old Road in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
By Nikolas Samuels
Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Post offices around the United States banded together on Saturday for the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive and SCV was no exception.

Volunteers worked to gather the food from the letter carriers that picked up bags from residents’ mailboxes. One organization that greatly benefited from this food drive was The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, as Jason Schaff, the president, pointed out.

“Without the Letter Carriers Food Drive, it would be very difficult for the food pantry to have enough food throughout the year,” he said.

Michael John Richards takes bags of food out of the postal truck during the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive at the post office on The Old Road in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

And residents were enthusiastic to be supporting their local food pantry, such as Michael Richards, who has participated in this food drive four years now.

“It’s a big accomplishment for the community,” he said. “There is a lot of needy people in this world.”

Richards will be back again next year as long as his schedule permits to.

Jason Schaff, the president of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, works on the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive at the post office on The Old Road in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

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Jason Wyatt takes a bag of food out of the postal truck during the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive at the post office on The Old Road in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Food drive sets out to help the hungry

Post offices around the United States banded together on Saturday for the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive and SCV was no exception.

Volunteers worked to gather the food from the letter carriers that picked up bags from residents’ mailboxes. One organization that greatly benefited from this food drive was The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, as Jason Schaff, the president, pointed out.

“Without the Letter Carriers Food Drive, it would be very difficult for the food pantry to have enough food throughout the year,” he said.

Michael John Richards takes bags of food out of the postal truck during the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive at the post office on The Old Road in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

And residents were enthusiastic to be supporting their local food pantry, such as Michael Richards, who has participated in this food drive four years now.

“It’s a big accomplishment for the community,” he said. “There is a lot of needy people in this world.”

Richards will be back again next year as long as his schedule permits to.

Jason Schaff, the president of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, works on the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive at the post office on The Old Road in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal