La Marque, Texas (May 3, 2018) --La Marque Post Office has entered a partnership with First United Methodist Church in La Marque to benefit local families through participation in National Association of Letter Carriers 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive planned for Saturday, May 12, 2018.
The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America on the second Saturday in May. To participate, just set out non-perishable food near your mailbox on Saturday, May 12. Your letter carrier will come by and pick it up. For citizens with post office boxes, or those who prefer to drop off donations, a collection box is available at La Marque Post Office, 509 Laurel Street.
According to La Marque Postmaster Amiee Policano, it is important to the carriers that the food they collect stays in La Marque. So, this year, La Marque Post Office forged a partnership with First United Methodist Church. All the food collected by La Marque mail carriers during the 208 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be donated to the church’s Food Pantry at 1825 Howell Avenue.
“First United Methodist Church Food Pantry has been operating for about a year and a half now,” said Pantry Director Norm Borders. “The Pantry is open to all residents of Galveston County and available by appointment. Just call 409-938-7226 and we’ll schedule a time.”
For information about Stamp Out Hunger visit http://www.stampouthungerfooddrive.us/.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.