Leave Food Donations for Your Letter Carrier on May 13th to Help Stamp Out Hunger

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Team up with your letter carrier to help Stamp Out Hunger! 

postal worker standing behind a mail carrying truck full of stamp out hunger food drive donations

Participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive today!

On Saturday, May 13th, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will be holding its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive where the country’s letter carriers will collect non-perishable food as they deliver the mail.

To participate, residents are encouraged to leave non-perishable food near their mailboxes. All food donations will stay in the local community, going directly to nearby food banks, pantries, shelters, and churches.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive postcard & bag

Donating to Stamp Out Hunger is SO simple!

Your donations will help provide assistance to more than 10,000 food agencies, and the need for donations is greater than ever. Fortunately, your mail carrier will make it easy to participate!

Postal customers can simply leave donations next to their mailbox on Saturday, May 13th only, before their regular mail delivery. The NALC is seeking non-perishable foods such as canned soups, canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, rice, and/or cereal. People are encouraged to put their donations in a sturdy bag for pick-up.

hand holding a bag filled with food donations next to a mail box for the stamp out hunger food drive

About the NALC’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive…

First held in 1983, Stamp Out Hunger is the country’s largest one-day food drive. In the 30 years since it began, this food drive has collected nearly two billion pounds of food. Stamp Out Hunger feeds millions of Americans every year!

Stamp Out Hunger is held annually on the second Saturday of May in thousands of cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.

girls donating food to a letter carrier

The timing of this event is intentional, as food banks, pantries, and shelters often run low on donations following the winter holidays. With summer approaching, many school meal programs will soon pause as well.

To learn more about the NALC in your area, you can ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office, or visit the food drive’s website, Stamp Out Hunger Facebook page, or Stamp Out Hunger Twitter account.

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Comments 8

  1. Samantha

    Please do not forget food for pets!It’s greatly appreciated by those in need with cats and dogs to feed.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks SO much for mentioning the food for pets, Samantha! So very helpful! 🤗 🥰

  2. Alison

    What a TOTAL waste of my heartful efforts. I carefully packed a donations bag and left it clear as day by the mailbox. I mindfully checked through the day that it got picked up. It never was. I am furious. Helping those in need is extremely important to me and I participate in this drive yearly. Because the post office didn’t give a sh*t, I shoulder the challenging burden of researching & delivering the goods to some facility myself. I will be writing a letter to the local postmaster and include a photo of the donations bag clearly beside the post box. Hurts my heart to say this but: Remind me to never assist in this cause again.

    • Katherine

      This same thing happened with me. All packed up and mail carrier did not pick up. They did leave mail. Very sad

      • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

        Bummer! So sorry to hear that your mail carrier did not pick up your donation, Katherine! 🤗 ❤️

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      So very sorry to hear they didn’t pick up your donation, Alison! 😔 That does sound frustrating! Hoping it was just an oversight and that you are able to contact your local postmaster to let them know. 🤗

  3. MH

    It worked! Thanks! Such an easy way to donate food. Yay!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! You’re welcome, MH! Happy to hear that you were able to make a donation and found it so easy! 🥰

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