Hoosiers are asked to join the U.S. Postal Service and its letter carriers this Saturday to combat one of the nation’s fastest growing problems — hunger — by leaving food at their mailboxes to participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
This one-day food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2012, letter carriers nationally collected more than 70 million pounds of food donated by customers on their delivery routes. Nearly 1.2 billion pounds of food have been collected since the food drive began in 1993.
Helping “Stamp Out Hunger” is as easy as checking your mailbox. Hoosiers may just leave a bag of non-perishable food items by their mailbox on May 11 and their letter carrier will pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank.
Examples of non-perishable items include peanut butter, canned soups, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits, and juices, boxed goods such as cereal, pasta, and rice.
For more information about the annual food drive, visit the website at www.helpstampouthunger.com.