Second Harvest and Letter Carriers Prepare to Stamp Out Hunger

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Second Harvest Community Food Bank and the National Association of Letter Carriers is preparing for the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This year, the drive will take place on Saturday, May 12.

“Stamp Out Hunger allows our local letter carriers to be part of the solution to hunger,” said Blake Haynes, Communications Coordinator at Second Harvest. “Local letter carriers supporting our mission and taking a stance, sends a clear message that hunger in our communities is unacceptable.”

This year, residents will receive yellow sacks; thanks to the generous support of KCP&L, Hy-Vee and Feeding Missouri. Participating is easy; all someone has to do is fill their yellow bag with of non-perishable food items, and leave it by their mailbox. Your letter carrier will come by, pick it up and make sure it’s delivered to a local Partner Agency. Food donated within their community stays in their community to feed food insecure individuals.

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest, single-day food drive in the United States. Last year, over 80 million pounds of food was collected by generous Americans; making for over 155 million in the last two years. That marks the most food collected in back-to-back years in the food drive’s history. Within our network, over 26,500 pounds of food was collected last year.

To learn more about Stamp Out Hunger, please contact the Second Harvest Office, 816.364.3663.