Stamp Out Hunger - donate canned goods next Saturday

Monday, May 6, 2013

Stamp Out Hunger is the country's largest single-day food drive and takes place on Saturday May 11, 2013.

Food Lifeline, Western Washington largest hunger relief agency, partners with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to fill the shelves of local food banks, shelters and meal programs.

Known for its distinctive blue plastic bags, Stamp Out Hunger has provided over 4.9 million meals over the past 8 years to hungry neighbors across Western WA. 

“On the second Saturday of May each year, thousands of letter carriers step forward and join our co-workers, family members, friends and community partners to pick up those all-important and often heavy sacks of donated non-perishable food items left by mailboxes,” NALC President Fredric Rolando says.

Created to help fill a gap in food donations between the holidays and the increased demand of summer, Stamp Out Hunger plays an important role in ensuring that hungry families and children can access the food they need.

How to participate:

It's simple, fill your blue plastic bag, with non-perishable food and place by your mailbox before 8am on Saturday May 11, 2013.

One of the reasons that local food banks value this food drive so highly is the huge variety of canned goods it brings into the donation system. So in addition to canned fruits and vegetables consider including your favorite canned good or other non-perishable item.

Want to know more? Interested in helping? Visit the website.


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