On Saturday, May 12 the Pasco Democratic Party participated in an important day of community service: the 26th Annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. As the party that supports unions and union workers, it was an honor for Pasco Democrats to be part of the coordinated effort organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help fight hunger in this country. Right here in Pasco County, 46% of all households live below the federal poverty level. Working with the Florida State Association of Letter Carriers (FSALC), our volunteers included Dr. Linda Jack, candidate for Florida House (District 36), Brandi Geoit, candidate for County Commissioner (District 4) and Andy Carney, candidate for Mosquito Control Board (Seat 2). Also volunteering were members of the West Pasco Democratic Club and the Trinity Democratic Club. All of our Pasco Dems proudly wore candidate T-shirts while driving trucks, picking up up bags at residential mailboxes and unloading/sorting food at multiple distribution centers.
All of the collected food stays within each individual community. With over 8 million pounds of food collected statewide, our own Pasco County collected 354,000 pounds of food to be used in our community’s food banks.