Golden Young Professionals use postal service to help those in need

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The Golden Young Professionals worked at the Lakewood post office during the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger event on Saturday, May 11.

This national project is a collaborative effort between the Campbell Soup Company and the National Association of Letter Carriers to provide assistance to the increasing number of Americans who are fighting hunger.

Connected to the project by the Jefferson County Action Center, residents were asked to put out a bag of non-perishable food items for their postal carrier to pick up. The volunteers sorted and boxed the 9,927 pounds of food brought in throughout the afternoon.

ā€œIā€™m very proud of this team, and the Golden Young Professionals, and how they are really giving back to the community today through the Stamp Out Hunger program,ā€ said Brian VanKeuren, 2013 Chair of the Golden Young Professionals.

The Golden Young Professionals is a membership organization for those ages 21 to 40. Those who live or work in the Golden area and are interested in joining, contact Krista Braton at info@goldencochamber.org.