Leave Food Donations for Your Letter Carrier Today To Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’
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Team up with your letter carrier to help Stamp Out Hunger!
Participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive today!
On May 14th, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is holding its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive where the country’s 200,000+ 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.
Donating to Stamp Out Hunger is SO simple!
Stamp Out Hunger took a two-year hiatus due to COVID, so the need for donations is now greater than ever. If you’d like to get involved, your letter carrier will make it easy to donate food to those in need!
Postal customers can simply leave donations next to their mailbox today, Saturday, May 14th 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.
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 about 1.82 billion pounds of food. Stamp Out Hunger feeds millions of Americans per year!
Stamp Out Hunger is held annually on the second Saturday of May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.
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.