(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS About 4 1/2 tons of canned food and other food items were collected by U.S. Post Office mail carriers on Saturday, May 11. Letter carriers left bags for residents in Newport and Cocke County to fill, in order to feed the hungry. Pastor Dayton Livingston of Feed My Sheep Ministries is shown in front of the 8,653 pounds of food collected so far as of Monday, May 13.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-05-16 08:41:01)
 
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Newport and Cocke County residents donated a phenomenal 4.5 tons of canned food to the soup kitchen in Newport on Saturday, May 11.

Coordinator Greg Houk, of the U.S. Post Office, thanked the community for giving so generously with their bags of food that carriers picked up at their mailboxes on Saturday.

"The community and volunteers deserve all the glory," said Houk.

About 9,000 pounds of food were collected in this year's food drive, according to Houk. That compares to about 1,000 pounds collected last year.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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