Letter Carrier Food Drive

24th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive takes place Saturday May 14th

Those bags will be collected at each Gerrity's store and then picked up by the letter carriers and taken to the Weinberg Food Bank. According to the US Department of Agriculture, 50 million Americans are food insecure, meaning they live at risk of hunger. "Our goal in Hawai'i is to top last year's totals, but we'll be happy to collect any amount of food".

Letter carriers ask that you just leave your non-perishable, non-expired and unopened food out this Saturday, and they will pick it up and get it where it needs to go. National partners assisting the NALC in the food drive are: U.S. Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, United Way Worldwide, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, Valpak and Valassis.

This is the 24th year of the food drive across the country and during t hat time more than 1 billion pounds of food has been collected.

The Abilene Food Bank wants residents to bring non-perishable foods in a sturdy bag to their mail boxes this Saturday. "Our local food pantries will benefit from the donations collected by your mail carrier on May 14". "By spring, much of the pantries' food has been depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available to children in need".

Suggested items that can be donated May 14 include canned goods, cereals and oatmeal, boxed pastas, boxed macaroni and cheese mixes, spaghetti sauce, pancake mixes and baking mixes.

You can see more information on their website.

"Stamp Out Hunger is like no other food drive", said Burnet Postmaster Johnny Castro.

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