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USPS Mail Carrier Food Drive – Saturday, May 10

May 8th, 2014

Stamp Out Hunger!
This Saturday, May 10, local communities across America will be asked to join the U.S. Postal Service and its letter carriers to combat one of this nation’s growing problems — hunger.

Hunger affects about 49 million people around the country, including millions of children and senior citizens.

The Postal Service, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Campbell Soup Company, Feeding America and other partner organizations are working together to collect non-perishable food donations on Saturday, May 10. It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive in local communities across America.

Last year, letter carriers collected 74.4 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes, the second-highest amount since the NALC’s food drive began in 1992. That brought the total to nearly 1.3 billion pounds for the food drive.

How to Participate in Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 10.

Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to their local food bank or pantry, including many affiliated with Feeding America.

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, visit www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger

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