SACRAMENTO - Not far from 5th and L streets in Sacramento is the official "Dear Santa" post office. It's the place where three postal employees are tasked with reading, processing, and responding to thousands of "Dear Santa" letters. In most of the letters, kids ask for toys, but others are different - like this letter from a 12 year old:
"My letter is because I wish you (could) come to my house to visit my brothers please and if they can have a good dinner with delicious ham, salad, cookies, and a lot of milk. Please, I'm tired of eating rice and beans and drinking water -- we almost eat (like this) everyday - my parents don't have money."
That is just one of 400 "Dear Santa" letters piled up at the post office. Fortunately for that 12 year old, a postal employee has decided to deliver that Christmas feast himself this weekend.