Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 5/12


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stamp out hungerStamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday May 12, 2012. Help celebrate the 20th year of Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter Carriers across the country in partnership with the US Postal Service, will be collecting food for families in need. You can help by collecting non perishable food items and placing them by your mailbox. Together we can help to stamp out hunger.

Donate items like canned vegetables, soup, meats, fish, bottled juice, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration. Please don’t include items that have expired or are in glass containers.

We can all help by going though our stockpiles, filling up a bag and placing it next to our mailboxes on Saturday May 12th. Whether you can place a couple or several items in a bag, it will make a difference. So many of our fans are very generous when it comes to donating to many different causes.

Now in its 20th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2011, 70.2 million pounds of food was donated, which brought the grand total of donations to more than 1.1 billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive.

Unfortunately, despite the generosity of millions of Americans who have supported the letter carriers’ food drive in previous years, the need for food assistance has never been greater. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United States, nearly 50 million Americans are living in food insecure homes.

One thing is for sure, we can always count on our fans to donate to a cause they believe in. Together, we can make a difference and help out the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.




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