Postal service food drive is this week

The Wilton post office and mail carriers will conduct their annual holiday food drive on Saturday, Nov. 17. This is the 20th year they have done so.

Letter carriers delivered postcards on Wednesday and Thursday, asking residents to leave non-perishable items in and around their mailboxes. The carriers, during the course of their deliveries, will pick up the items and take them back to the post office.

There the food on the mail trucks will be unloaded into box trucks by volunteers from the Wilton community. The food will be taken to the Christian Community Action Group headed by Christie Pope. It will then be distributed to families in need in Wilton and the greater Norwalk area.

"This year, with the onset of Hurricane Sandy, there is a greater need than ever before," said Alan Horowitz of the Wilton post office. In addition to the collection by the mail carriers, a hamper will be set up in the post office lobby at 15 Hubbard Road for anyone who wishes to drop off items there.

Mr. Horowitz noted the cards residents will receive have been printed through the generosity of Paul's Prosperous Printing, 35 Danbury Road. Paul's has donated the printing for the past 10 years.

For information, or to volunteer to help, call Mr. Horowitz at 203-241-2265.