Posted on May 8, 2017 by

Help us Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday May 13

Help us Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday, May 13, 2017, by joining America’s letter carriers in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country. The food drive, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, provides around 30 percent of Second Harvest’s annual food drive donations and helps give assistance to Tennesseans struggling to put food on the table.

And it’s so easy to participate.

1. Collect non-perishable food items, such as peanut butter, canned fruits and veggies, canned chicken and tuna, pasta, rice and cereal.

2. Place items in a sturdy bag on or near your mailbox on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

3. A letter carrier will collect the donations and deliver them to Second Harvest or one of our Partner Agencies, such as a local food pantry. All donated items will remain in the county in which they are collected, and the food will then be distributed to your neighbors in need!

Now in its 25th year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive was created in 1993 by the National Association of Letter Carriers to encourage communities to come together to stock the shelves of food banks and pantries nationwide.

Over the last 24 national food drives, letter carriers have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, helped by untold thousands of fellow postal employees, retired letter carriers, family members and friends. The food is then distributed to local food pantries within the same communities where it was collected.

“Stamp Out Hunger is like no other food drive. It allows every community across the country to collectively come together on one day to do their part to fight hunger. We are so grateful to the individuals who donate non-perishable items and for the letter carriers who take the time to collect each bag to help fight hunger in our 46-county service area,” said Jaynee Day, President and CEO of Second Harvest.