Leadville Letter Carriers Collect for Food Drive
The Leadville Post Office would like to inform the community that tomorrow Saturday, May 14, they will be holding their annual “STAMP OUT HUNGER NATIONAL FOOD DRIVE” for the 24th consecutive year. The food drive is the nation’s largest one-day campaign to collect food for distribution to needy children, families, and the elderly.
According to Leadville Postmaster Greg Sandoval, last year 1,053 pounds of food was collected to distribute to local food banks.
“This year, we hope to exceed that amount,” said Sandoval. Participation is simple. Just leave non-perishable food in a bag by your mail box and your letter carrier will pick up the food and bring it to the Post Office to be weighed and distributed to our food banks. The second option is to bring in non- perishable food to the Leadville Post Office and place in a specially marked hamper in the lobby.
The food will be donated locally to the Leadville/Lake County Senior Center, the First Presbyterian food pantry, and St George’s Episcopal Church food pantry.
“I would like to thank everyone in our community in advance for making this year’s food drive a success, and helping those hungry in our community,” said Sandoval on behalf of the entire Leadville Post Office Staff.
Strike Up the Band To Help Save The Tabor Opera
Also tonight, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a “Jazz, Jazz, Jazz” fundraiser to help the Tabor Opera House historic renovation efforts.
The event will include performances by The Lake County High School Cloud City Jazz Band, the Pitch Black Jazz Combo and the Colorado Mountain College Jazz Ensemble. The Concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.
The Tabor Opera House is located at 308 Harrison Avenue historic downtown Leadville.