25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Local letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger as they collect non-perishable foods for the Salvation Army on Saturday.

Residents are encouraged to donate items such as canned soup or vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, rice or cereal.

Last year, over 80.1 million pounds of food was collected nationwide, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to local food banks. Hawai'i Island residents can donate food items at their mail boxes. She's a contractor who helps get mail to and from remote homes. Donations in Central Texas will go to the Central Texas Food Bank, which is hosting its 21 County Fair on May 20. "So we're really hoping people don't forget about us this weekend".

This year's Stamp Out Hunger day is on Saturday, May 13.

The 25th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a partnership with the carriers.




"A lot of our children lose access to these free breakfast and school lunch programs throughout the school system", said Jessica Dokachev, Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank.

With the economic struggles many Southwest Virginians face, the Letter Carriers' Food Drive is as critical as ever.

The locations participating include the post offices in Hattiesburg and Petal. "Every year we are looking for bigger and better and we are just asking the community to help us give back". Food Drive comes at a time when the holiday food drive donations have been depleted from the shelves of the food bank.

In Utah and across the nation, this food drive has emerged as one of the largest single-day food drives, resulting in more than 70 million pounds of food nationally past year.

The food collected here is distributed locally - much of it in Danbury or in other nearby towns where there is need.

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