America's Second Harvest

PostNet is donation location

(Published Nov. 8, 2006, 12:38 p.m.)

PostNet, 253 Center St., Lake Geneva, 249-8920, the largest and fastest growing privately held company in the postal business and communications services industry and a DHL authorized shipping center, will serve as a designated local collection center for the Second Annual DHL Thanksgiving Food Drive.

From Oct. 2-Nov. 17, donations of non-perishable food items and canned goods that benefit those who need assistance most this time of year will be accepted at PostNet.

DHL will deliver the donations to local food banks across the United States by leveraging its ground network and employee volunteers.

All donated food items at PostNet will be dedicated to Lake Geneva Food Pantry, 715 Wisconsin St., Lake Geneva, ensuring that local soup kitchens, shelters and agencies benefit from the generosity of their neighbors.

America's Second Harvest network is made up of more than 200 food banks across the nation, serving 50,000 charitable agencies, including food pantries, food kitchens and emergency shelters.

In 2005 America's Second Harvest served 25.3 million people who received food assistance through their network, reflecting an 8 percent increase since 2001, and an 18 percent increase since 1997. In fiscal year 2005, Second Harvest food banks moved a combined total of 2 billion pounds of food and grocery products, up from 1.8 billion pounds in 2001.

PostNet
PostNet was founded in 1993 by Steve Greenbaum and Brian Spindel and has grown to over 950 franchises globally. Its headquarters are located in Denver, Colo.

PostNet is owned by Dan and Mary Halpern and has been operating since June 1999. PostNet specializes in digital copy and document services, printing and finishing services, computer and Internet services, domestic and international shipping, private mailboxes, packaging service and supplies, passport photos and more.

DHL
DHL, the world's leading logistics and express delivery company, will deliver these locally donated items to the largest hunger relief organization in the United States, America's Second Harvest - the nation's food bank network. For more information, visit www.dhl.com.

America's Second Harvest
America's Second Harvest, the nation's food bank network, is the nation's largest charitable hunger-relief organization with a network of more than 200 regional member food banks and food rescue programs serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

America's Second Harvest Network secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually and supports about 50,000 local charitable agencies operating more than 94,000 programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs and Kids Cafes.

Last year America's Second Harvest Network provided food assistance to more than 25 million low-income hungry people in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. For more information, visit www.secondharvest.org.

 

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