Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 10

Help end hunger by participating in national campaign on Saturday, May 10.

Stamp Out Hunger. Credit: Patch file photo
Stamp Out Hunger. Credit: Patch file photo

Article by Weber Shandwick

On Saturday, May 10, Campbell Soup Company and the National Association of Letter Carriers team up to participate in the 22nd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. 

It is estimated that 49 million Americans live in homes that are considered food insecure and Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest single-day food drive, provides assistance to those who struggle to put food on the table every day.

In the last 22 years, more than 1.2 billion pounds of food donations have been collected. In 2013 alone, 74.4 million pounds of food donations were acquired. Campbell supports the drive by continuing to donate one million pounds of food – more than 800,000 meals – to Feeding America as part of its year round commitment.

All U.S. residents are encouraged to join Campbell Soup Company, the U.S. Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers for the Stamp Out Hunger food drive benefiting Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Participants are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food items, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, rice or cereal, next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 10. Local letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver mail and take them to local food banks.

Food bank reserves are often low leading into summer because holiday donations have tapered off, but the need remains high. During the summer, more families rely on food banks so they can provide additional meals to their kids that might typically be supplied by school breakfast or lunch programs during the school year. An estimated 20 percent of households with children live in food insecure environments and rely on this food drive to sustain their households.

Put your donations out in conjunction with your regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 10.  

Amazed by Milford April 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM
I think it's GREAT that the postal service is taking on an added chore for a wonderful cause! Thank you is not enough to show appreciation, but it will have to do.
Barbara April 30, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Postal workers don't have a "choice", on weekends or otherwise, to participate in this donation program. They are expected to do it, and 95 per cent of them do it gladly and cheerfully. It's a great program that I fully support and look forward to every year. Rock on, USPS, and hang in there to my rural and city peeps (counter people too).
Russell Archambault April 30, 2014 at 06:42 PM
When will all this baloney end. I would love to take some of you on a little see and learn the make believe world of needy. you'll all throw up your own food.
Don Redford April 30, 2014 at 09:28 PM
That's such a punny title, so subtly racist XD


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