Ban on plastic bags hobbles food drive for needy

Food collected for organizations like St. Vincent de Paul charity in Porterville down more than 50 percent from last year because of California’s prohibition on use of plastic bags

Letter carriers from Porterville to Lindsay fanned out Saturday for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and while the collection was less than last year, local carriers were still pleased. Ray Holdsworth, a letter carrier in charge of the local drive, reported Monday 13,600 pounds of food was … [Read more...]

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