Tomorrow the local post office will be doing their part to Stamp Out Hunger across the Kenai Peninsula. We spoke to Rick Sierer at the Kenai Post Office; asking him what types of food products the mail carriers need to give to the food banks.
Sierer: “Well, any canned goods and to make it easier on the post man, if they could our grocery bags, those plastic ones, it makes it so much easier to handle rather than the paper bags.”
He said the carriers take any food items placed near residential mail/cluster boxes.
We also asked Linda Swarner, Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank what is needed the most.
Swarner: “We’re always in need of protein items like peanut butter, canned meat, and items like chili and beef stew. We can also use fruits and vegetables and things like spaghetti sauce in cans, not glass containers.”
Donations can be dropped off in person as well at the Kenai or Soldotna Post Offices, or at Save-U-More on K-Beach, Country Foods in Kenai, and Three Bears in Kenai.
Kenai Peninsula residents can also donate anytime at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach Road.