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Letters to the editor, May 25

Thanks for support

Thanks to the support of Denton residents, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 11, brought in 34,355 pounds of food, plus enough cash to purchase an additional 4,000 pounds, for a total of 38,355 pounds.

The bounty, a 37 percent increase over last year, will help the all-volunteer staff of the Denton Community Food Center serve the community at a time when the need is high and donations typically drop off as we head into summer.

Denton is a caring and compassionate community. And if you missed this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, it is never too late and our needs are year-round.

Donations of cash are most appreciated as we can purchase seven to 10 times the amount of food that you can purchase at the local grocery store through our affiliation with the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Send checks to Denton Community Food Center, P.O. Box 2121, Denton 76202 or use your bank’s bill-paying service to send an electronic one-time donation, or even better, a monthly donation automatically. Donations of food are also accepted weekdays when the food center is open from 1 to 3 p.m. at 109 W. Sycamore St.

The Food Pantry is now open on the first Saturday of each month (second Saturday in July). Call 940-382-0807 for more details or go on the Web at

Thank you for participating and supporting the all-volunteer-run Denton Community Food Center.

Tom E. Newell,
chairman board of directors,
Denton Community Food Center