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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Community Food Bank

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Community Food Bank

CREATED May 12, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)  - For the 20th consecutive year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona teamed up to collect donations on Saturday for the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

"This is the 20th Anniversary of the Letter Carriers Food Drive," said Bill Carnegie, Food Bank CEO. "The problem of hunger in our community has never been greater and we need our community to help make this year's food drive a success. Thousands of local families are counting on your support," he added.

To help "Stamp Out Hunger" in Southern Arizona, residents were asked leave a bag of non-perishable food, such as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit or canned tomato products next to their mail box before the time of their mail delivery on Saturday. Food was in non-breakable containers.

Letter carriers and volunteers collected the many food donations and forwarded them to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Monetary donations will be accepted for the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive and on-line donations may be made at www.communityfoodbank.org, under "donations."

(Story credit: Stamp Out Hunger news release,  Photo credit: Jessica Castillo)