GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Our community stepped up to the plate once again, to help make the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a success. All of today's donations will go towards different food banks in Mesa County.
Throughout the week, mail carriers left bags in front of people's doors, and today they volunteered their time to pick up donations. This is the largest one-day food drive in the country. Michelle Robinson is one of the organizers and says days like these wouldn't be possible without the efforts of everyone involved.
“I would like to thank all the sponsors, all the volunteers, all the employees for giving up their time today, and coming out and helping us fill the trucks to fill the pantries. Without their hard work this week, none of this would be possible," said Robinson.
Grand Junction is one of 10,000 cities taking part in this event. Last year, they raised 70,000 pounds of food – and so far – they’re looking at surpassing that amount. Non-perishable food items can still be left in your mailbox. Carriers will pick them up and deliver them next week.