Stamp Out Hunger drive today

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Today is the day to help Stamp Out Hunger. 

You may have noticed a brown plastic bag in your mailbox in the past few days. Today, your mail carriers will be hoping to pick up those bags again — this time filled with canned goods and other non-perishable food. 

Stamp Out Hunger, sponsored by the National Letter Carriers Association, is the country’s largest one-day food drive, and is in its 21st year.

Letter carriers all over the country will be picking up bags and boxes and bins of food that are left next to or in mailboxes. 

Even if you didn’t get a bag in the mailbox, you can still donate food. Just put it in any plastic grocery bag. 

Because the drive is sponsored by the NLCA, only Newnan area residents would have received bags. But rural carriers, who deliver to other areas, also participate in the drive. 

“If you leave food, they will make arrangements to pick it up,” said Kim Akin, local coordinator for Stamp Out Hunger. 

All the food collected in Coweta will stay in Coweta. Several different organizations will be benefiting from the food donated including the Coweta Community Food Pantry, Angel’s House, Community Welcome House, Newnan First Baptist Church, Newnan Seventh Day Adventists, New Hope Baptist Crossroads Church and a local Masonic lodge.



More Local

School bus schedules available on NTH website

The 2015-2016 bus schedules for the Coweta County School System are now available on The Newnan Times-Herald website, www.times-herald.com. ... Read More


Coweta Commission

Dollar General rezoning, pension discussion on agenda

A public hearing on the rezoning of property at Fischer Road and Raymond Hill Road for a Dollar General store is on the agenda for Tuesday n ... Read More


senoia city council

Public hearing on trailer regulations set

Proposed changes to the city of Senoia’s ordinances that will forbid any temporary vending trailers in the historic district are on th ... Read More


briarwood commons

Sharpsburg rezoning public hearing Monday

The Sharpsburg Town Council will hold a public hearing Monday on the rezoning of property for the Briarwood Commons development. The town is ... Read More


NTH turns 150

UFO movie lands in Coweta

In the spring of 1979, Newnan played host to a Italian film company shooting a motion picture. Leone Film chose Newnan as the backdrop to th ... Read More

UPDATE

Authorities identify burglary suspects

Authorities have identified the three suspects arrested in a manhunt that ended on Paces Landing Court on Thursday. Timothy Cole Stevenson, ... Read More