On Saturday, May 14, the U.S. Postal Service will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to provide assistance to America's families struggling to put food on their tables every day.
Last year the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive collected a record 77.1 million pounds of food donations, pushing the 18-year total to more than one billion pounds of food.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held annually on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation's largest single-day food drive. This year letter carriers representing nearly 1,500 local branches of the postal union collected food donations along their postal routes. These donations will be used to replenish food banks and pantries in more than 10,000 communities.
To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, just leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food items, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fish or meats, pasta, rice or cereal next to the mailbox prior to regular mail delivery time on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to the local food bank or pantry.