Hunger affects about one in six people, including millions of children, senior citizens and military veterans.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) 27th
annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, the largest single-day food
drive in the United States, is Saturday, May 11.
Last year nationwide, 71.6 million pounds of food were
collected. The 2018 food drive marked the 15th consecutive year that
the combined efforts of letter carriers, partners, and volunteers have resulted
in the collection of more than 70 million pounds of food.
have an opportunity to make a difference in helping families in need on
Saturday, May 11. Remember to leave a generous donation of non-perishable items
at your mailbox for your letter carrier or rural letter carrier to pick up and
deliver to a local food bank or pantry.
The top requested
non-perishable food items are: cereal, pasta, pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce,
rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals (such as soups, chili and
pasta), 100% juice, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned protein (tuna,
chicken and turkey), beans (canned or dry). You also can donate healthy,
low-sodium, low-sugar items such as beans, oatmeal and other whole grains, and
canola or olive oil.