The campaign involved postal letter carriers picking up food along with the mail on the second Saturday in May.
Today, the Arkansas Foodbank revealed that the event brought in a record 121,423 pounds of food for its pantry. The 2011 Stamp Out Hunger food drive in Arkansas brought in 93,664 pounds of items for the Arkansas Foodbank.
Representatives of the National Association of Letter Carriers, David Mason, a letter carrier from Little Rock, and Dwayne Ward, representing North Little Rock, said they were proud of the combined efforts of the men and women who deliver the mail here in accomplishing a new record collection.
Phyllis Haynes, CEO of the Arkansas Foodbank, said she wished to thank the letter carriers and other sponsors of the drive, including the Heart of Arkansas United Way and the American Association of Retired Persons, for their continuing commitment to help take care of the many thousands of Arkansans who qualify for food aid.
"These guys have been doing this for 20 years," she noted, "and they get great support from their sponsors, the public, and from Gov. Mike Beebe, who announced the drive and encouraged everyone to participate."
Totals, by post office location were:
North Little Rock
Clinton Elementary School in North Little Rock contributed 916 pounds.
Click here to watch a YouTube video about the drive.