Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday

Jaclyn Brandt

Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED May 7, 2012

The Postal Service and its letter carriers will hold their annual food drive this Saturday, May 12.

Idahoans are encouraged to participate by placing non-perishable food items in plastic bags, and leaving them by their mailbox before mail delivery on May 12. All the food collected will go to local community food banks and pantries.

This is the 20th year for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which has collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception. Last year generous Americans donated more than 70 million pounds of food, including nearly 400,000 pounds of food in the Gem state.

Examples of non-perishable items include: canned soup, canned meats, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, boxed goods (such as cereal), pasta and rice. Do not donate items that have expired or are in glass containers.

“The Postal Service is pleased to continue supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers as we enter our 20th year together to help Stamp Out Hunger in America,” said USPS District Manager Ken McArthur. “I am confident the 2012 campaign will be our best ever because the need continues to grow.”
For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com or www.facebook.com/stampouthunger, and follow the drive at www.twitter.com/stampouthunger.