For a second year in a row, Osceola will not participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Part of a nationwide collection effort by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the drive is typically held the second Saturday in May.
Like last year, local carriers feel it has become too difficult to manage the collection alongside high volumes of mail including packages and advertisers.
For years, Stamp Out Hunger was the largest annual drive for Osceola’s food shelf, The Open Cupboard. Now, volunteers with the organization are wondering whether they’ll be able to make up for the loss.