Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive vital to stop summer hunger

This Saturday, May 14, you can take action to feed the hungry just by leaving non-perishable food by your mailbox. It’s the national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. It helps fight hunger by providing much needed support to Feeding America foodbanks all across the country.

On the morning of May 14 you are asked to leave non-perishable food items by your mailbox. These can be items like pasta, rice, peanut butter or any foods that have a long shelf life. Your donations of food will be picked up by your letter carrier that same day.

The food will be taken to emergency foodbanks in your area. Your donations will fight hunger in your community.

This is especially critical with summer approaching because food donations decline during these months. Food banks do not want to face empty shelves during summer. They depend on the national food drive to prevent this from happening.

Sarah Cook of the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank says, “Stamp Out Hunger is among the top three biggest food drives to support our efforts. Last year’s donations through the food drive were the equivalent of more than 51,000 meals. With one in six neighbors in the Tri-State area facing hunger, we hope that residents continue to support this event. And it’s such an easy way to give back.”

All it takes is leaving some food by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14. You are also asked to share photos of your donations on social media with the hashtag #stampouthunger

This will be the 24th year of the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive. For more information visit www.nalc.org/food.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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