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May 1, 2013 5:26 PM by MELISSA CANONE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Volunteers Needed to help Sort Food

Lafayette, La. - Volunteer and help families meet their basic need for food by participating in the 20th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers food drive in partnership with United Way of Acadiana, the USPS and Food Net.

Volunteers are needed to help collect and sort food. All food collected will be delivered to food banks serving Acadiana.

"Volunteers are needed to help sort and organize donations, which is vital to the success of the food drive," said Keler Williams, United Way of Acadiana Volunteer Center Director. "Last year's event raised 63,000lbs of food valued at over $106,000. This provided 42,000 meals to families throughout Acadiana!"

Anyone interested in volunteering is urged to register online at UnitedWayofAcadiana.org

Community members in Lafayette, Broussard, Duson, Scott and Youngsville, wishing to donate food items are urged to place a bag of non-perishable food items next to the mailbox on Saturday, May 11th, and your postman will do the rest.

The National Food Drive is America's largest anti-hunger food drive.

For more information contact Keler Williams, United Way of Acadiana Volunteer Center Director at 337-706-1234.

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