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Stamp Out Hunger Joins Forces With the Santee Food Bank

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The annual , organized by the , works hand-in-hand every year with local food banks to beef up their stocks of food.

On May 14, people around town put out canned food for their mail carriers to pick up and bring to the Post Office. Then, the made two trips in a large rented truck, bringing more than 7.5 tons of food to the - about 2.5 tons more than last year.

All that food was all the easier to transport and store with a huge jump in volunteers, 60 this year, compared to the dozen or so last year. The whole operation took about four hours, much quicker than last year, when the crew worked past midnight.

The Santee Food Bank is run by the Santee Ministerial Council, made up of local church leaders, and serves over 1,800 people a month out of the campus.

Todd Tolson, Pastor of the recently formed , said the church's focus is "," with an emphasis on volunteering.

Riverview demonstrated that by bringing about 40 volunteers to help "Stamp Out Hunger." , , , and the also had volunteers on that day.

Learn more about the Santee Food Bank here.

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