"Stamp Out Hunger" helps hungry in Cenla - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

"Stamp Out Hunger" helps hungry in Cenla

Posted: Updated:
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The post office and the Food Bank of Central Louisiana teamed up Saturday to "Stamp Out Hunger."

Residents could place a brown paper bag stuffed with non-perishable foods like canned soup, pasta and cereal by their mailbox. And, as postal workers delivered mail, they picked up the food to deliver to the food bank.

"Stamp Out Hunger" is a nationwide event that helps the increasing number of Americans struggling with hunger.

The post office says it collected so much food that some workers started to run out of room in their mail trucks.

"The program is very popular," said Al Mathews, a mailman. "Right now just about on every street we're getting 50-60% participation. I'm looking right at the four houses in front of me and there's three house with food by them. So, that's a real good percentage right there."
The food will be delivered to the Food Bank of Central Louisiana on Monday to be counted and sorted for distribution.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two arrested in scrap metal theft

    Two arrested in scrap metal theft

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:56:55 GMT
    DEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 20, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Deville Substation responded to 100 block of Fred Redwine Road in Deville in reference to the theft of tractor parts and other heavy metal items.More >>
    DEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 20, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Deville Substation responded to 100 block of Fred Redwine Road in Deville in reference to the theft of tractor parts and other heavy metal items.More >>
  • Ice Bucket Challenge made to Tioga Detectives

    Ice Bucket Challenge made to Tioga Detectives

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:38:12 GMT
    TIOGA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - In November of 2003, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office lost one of its most devoted and hard working Detectives we have ever had. More >>
    TIOGA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - In November of 2003, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office lost one of its most devoted and hard working Detectives we have ever had. More >>
  • RPSO arrests Alexandria man in firearm theft case

    RPSO arrests Alexandria man in firearm theft case

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:51:06 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 14, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 3800 block of LA 121 in Boyce in reference to a burglary.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 14, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 3800 block of LA 121 in Boyce in reference to a burglary.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.