Always the second Saturday in May - RAIN OR SHINE!
The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest, single-day food drive in the nation, and an easy way to make a difference in your community.
On Saturday, May 11th, rain or shine, letter carriers and volunteers will collect bags of healthy, non-perishable donated food people, like you, have set out by their mailboxes. Donations are sorted and taken to local food pantries to feed hungry River Valley Residents.
>>Rain or shine the Stamp Out Hunger food drive goes on! Event organizers recommend: “If it is raining we encourage people to put their donations in a plastic bag and tie it shut if possible but please don’t let the weather keep you from donating. People with mailboxes by the street or in apartments with pedestal type group mailboxes can also place their donation inside their mailbox."
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is very important to local pantries and neighbors in need. In the spring, food supplies are typically lower. As schools let out for the summer, the need for additional food is greater since young students don't have access to free or reduced breakfast and lunch programs. And locally, 1 in 4 children are at risk of going hungry.
In our region, 1 in 5 people are at risk of hunger and one-third of these neighbors are not income-eligible for federal nutrition program. This means they rely more on access to healthy, nutritious food from pantries and kitchens.
Last year, regional residents donated a total of 3,000 pounds of food, during this drive to help neighbors in need. Will you help us feed even more River Valley Residents this year?
How You Can Help
>> DONATE! Simply fill a grocery bag (or two) with healthy, non-perishable food and set it by your mailbox the morning of Saturday, May 11th to be picked up. Food donations are distributed to local agencies who then provide the food to hungry residents.
>> VOLUNTEER! If you're interested in volunteering or hosting a food drive, click here.
>> SHARE! Share this informtion at your workplace, with neighbors and friends, and in your social media networks.
What to Donate
MOST NEEDED ITEMS
- Canned meat (tuna, chicken, beef stew, etc.)
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Juice & juice boxes
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE:
- Expired food
- Open packages
- Perishable food
- Glass jars
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