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Letter Carriers Prepare to Stamp Out Hunger
Second Harvest Community Food Bank and the National Association of Letter Carriers are preparing for the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This year, the drive will take place on Saturday, May 10.
“Stamp Out Hunger allows our local letter carriers to be part of the solution to hunger,” said Chad Higdon, executive director of Second Harvest. “Our letter carriers are a mighty force, and when they come together during this food drive, it sends a clear message that hunger is unacceptable.”
This year, residents will receive blue sacks or information on how to contribute food through the drive beginning May 3, thanks to the generous support of KCP&L. It’s easy to participate; all someone has to do is leave a bag of non-perishable food items by their mailbox before 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. Your letter carrier will come by, pick it up and make sure it’s delivered to Second Harvest or a local Partner Agency.
Stamp Out Hunger is the largest, single-day food drive in the United States. Last year, over 74 million pounds of food was collected by generous Americans. That marked the tenth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds of food was collected by the letter carriers. In our region, over 40,000 pounds of food was collected last year.
“The letter carriers of NALC Branch 195 are proud to continue our partnership with Second Harvest in trying to Stamp Out Hunger,” said NALC Branch 195 president Dustin Hassler. “The letter carriers appreciate the support our customers have always given us in this food drive and look forward to collecting their donations on May 10.”
Suggested donation items include: Peanut butter, canned chicken, tuna and ham, canned beans, bagged beans, canned peas, canned soups, spaghetti sauce, pasta noodles, rice, and boxed dinners. If desired, there is a donation envelope included in the sacks for cash or checks.
To learn more about Stamp Out Hunger, please visit our website at www.OurCommunityFoodBank.org/SOH.
Comment by Cynthia Pajer on May 10, 2014 - 03:42 PM
sad to report our carrier left a bag of non perishable food items hanging on my mail box :(
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