To the editor:
Thanks once again to all who participated in the post office carriers’ food drive, “Stamp Out Hunger,” especially the carriers themselves. Because of the generosity of Salem residents, the pantries are able to continue helping families in need.
It is encouraging to see how generous people can be even though economic times are hard and most have to watch their budget very closely. Those of us who work at Sts. Mary and Joseph Food Pantry are finding that people are actually more generous when they themselves are having a harder time making ends meet. I believe it is in times like these that people can more deeply empathize with those who are unemployed or underemployed, and they make an effort to go the extra mile for them.
So, once again, we thank the post office carriers, and especially John Driver, the coordinator, for committing themselves to this effort every year. We look forward to working with you in the coming years.
Deacon David Costello
Saints Mary and Joseph Food Pantry