STAMP OUT HUNGER (Letter Carriers’ Food Drive) is this Saturday, May 11, 2019! It’s a great time to look through your pantry and stockpile for donation items!
This is the 27th year that the National Association of Letter Carriers has organized the Stamp out Hunger Food Drive. The Stamp Out Hunger drive is a great opportunity to look through your pantry – and this week’s store matchups – to find great items for donation!
I’d love to encourage you to give back to your community through a non-perishable food donation (even small donations count!). If you’re a smart shopper, you can do this easily without spending a lot of money. And it’s not every day you can donate simply by leaving items at your mailbox!
Here’s how you can help:
- Gather FOOD items that do not require refrigeration.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 & cheese, canned protein (tuna, chicken and turkey), beans (canned or dry). Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.
- Put them in a bag (or two or three) and have them ready at your mailbox (before your normal mail delivery time – around 9 am is recommended) this Saturday, May 11, 2019.
It doesn’t get much easier to donate than this – you’ve only got to get those items next to your mailbox!
They’d even love to see what you’re packing in your bag! Take a picture and share it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #StampOutHunger.
Read these Frequently Asked Questions if you need more information.
Will you be participating in Stamp Out Hunger this year? What will you be donating?