Stamp Out Hunger 2014

Saturday, May 11

Do an easy peasy good deed on Saturday, May 11: Simply leave a bag of nonperishable food next to your mailbox. U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will collect your donation when they deliver your mail.

Participating is simple

1. Collect a bag of non-perishable food items.
2. Place it by your mailbox on Saturday for your letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

All 46 counties in our service area are participating. Food donated in a particular county will stay in that county, so you can be sure you’re helping to feed your hungry neighbors!

Our most needed items this year include: peanut butter, canned chicken and tuna, and canned fruits or vegetables.

Annually, Stamp Out Hunger raises about 700,000 pounds of food to our hungry neighbors in Middle Tennessee. It’s the single largest food donation day in our region, and we count on it to bring in about 40% of our food drive donations.

This is the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, led by the National Association of Letter Carriers. We’re so grateful to the association and postal service for helping us fight hunger in Tennessee!

Thanks to our partner Food Lion for providing more than half a million grocery bags for the metro area drive!

Retired letter carrier Kathy Meador shares why this day is so important

Stamp Out Hunger is our biggest food drive of the year, and Kathy Meador is its biggest supporter.

Kathy MeadorFor ten years, she served as a Nashville letter carrier and was a champion for Stamp Out Hunger, a one day food drive where postal workers pick up nonperishable food donations at the mailboxes they serve.

“Being a letter carrier, you’re in the neighborhoods, so you see where needs are,” Kathy said. “It’s heartbreaking that in this land where we have so much that there are people that go to bed hungry every night.”

Kathy led the charge for Nashville’s first Stamp Out Hunger food drive in 1994. Expectations were low…

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