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Stamp Out Hunger food drive breaks 2017 record

United States Post Office Sycamore mail carrier Patsy VanBuskirk talks to DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith, (left) and Sycamore Mayor Curt Lang after being presented with a proclamation from both cities pledging their support for the 26th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive held by the National Association of Letter Carriers Saturday May 12.
Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
United States Post Office Sycamore mail carrier Patsy VanBuskirk talks to DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith, (left) and Sycamore Mayor Curt Lang after being presented with a proclamation from both cities pledging their support for the 26th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive held by the National Association of Letter Carriers Saturday May 12. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com

SYCAMORE – The extra promotional efforts in Sycamore seem to have done the trick to allow the National Association of Letter Carriers to break its 2017 record of food collected from the Stamp Out Hunger drive.

As of Monday, more than 30,000 pounds of food was collected to support DeKalb and Sycamore food pantries, according to food drive co-chairwoman Clare Kron. Approximatley 22,000 pounds of food were collected in DeKalb and roughly 8,000 pounds will gathered from Sycamore.

“Our focused effort of increasing donations from Sycamore was rewarded with at least 1,200 more pounds than last year,” Kron said. “Therefore, our overall total increased.”

These numbers, however, are not final as additional bags of food continue to come in.

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