Letter carriers help hungry

An important part of the mission of Eastern Catawba County Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM), a United Way Agency, is helping county residents in need of crisis assistance with food.

With the help of the Newton-Conover letter carriers during the 21st Annual Letter Carrier’s Food Drive, ECCCM will be able to provide this assistance.

On Saturday, May 11, letter carriers in surrounding areas helped fight hunger by picking up food donations from residents along the post office mail routes.

“Our food pantry has been seeing heavy demands due to the economic conditions in our area,” Executive Director of ECCCM, Rev. Robert Silber said. “We are proud that through our community’s support ECCCM has never turned anyone in need away as we work tirelessly to eliminate hunger in Catawba County. From the thousands of families served each year, to the many children served through the Backpack Program, ECCCM remains committed in its fight against hunger.”

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.