Making a Donation of Food is as Easy as Walking to Your Mailbox

The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 20th annual nationwide Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday.

Donating food to those in need has never been easier — bag some nonperishable food and walk to your mailbox.

The food will be picked up by your mail carrier and will support the National Association of Letter Carriers' 20th annual nationwide Stamp Out Hunger food drive

According to the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive and has netted more than 1 billion pounds of food since 1993.  Last year, more than 73 million pounds of food were collected nationally, with more than 300,000 pounds collected in metro Atlanta. 

Customers can leave nonperishable food donations in a bag in or near their mailbox Saturday, May 12, before their letter carriers arrive. Food collected during Saturday’s drive will be delivered to local community food banks and food pantries for distribution. 

All nonperishable donations are welcome, but foods that are high in protein, such as canned tuna, salmon, beans and peanut butter are most needed. Canned fruits and vegetables, whole grain, low sugar cereals, macaroni and cheese dinners and 100 percent fruit juice also top the list of most needed items.

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mollyrose May 12, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Our donation was not picked up. We're All the post offices supposed to participate?
Deanna Allen May 18, 2012 at 03:02 PM
My donation wasn't picked up either. I have contacted the person who sent out the information on donating and I'm waiting to hear back on why Barrow County addresses were skipped.
Deanna Allen May 18, 2012 at 09:16 PM
MollyRose, what city are you in? I heard back from someone with the U.S. Postal Service. This was the response: The carrier supervisor of delivery to the Auburn area says that he instructed his rural carriers, who are not mandated to participate in an NALC event, to inform him about houses that they were not picking up from and he would make sure the food would not be left behind. He says if he is provided with the addresses of homes where food was left he would have it picked up and brought to the food bank. In Winder, the postmaster said that all of his carriers were instructed to pick up food and hasn't heard anything about food not being picked up.


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