Stamp Out Hunger is This Weekend
It’s that time of year when kind individuals, such as yourselves, can help the less fortunate in your area. How? By leaving non-perishable food by your mailbox or on your porch, to be picked up by your local letter carriers or their helpers, on Saturday, May 11th.
Each year, for the past 26 years, on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers from every 50 States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, deliver mail and pick up non-perishable food left by their postal patrons. Last year, nationally, over 71.6 million pounds of food was picked up and eventually delivered to local pantries, shelters and food banks that helped local needy individuals. And, for the past 26 years of this food drive, over 1.67 billion pounds have been collected.
This yearly venture, known as “Stamp Out Hunger,” is the biggest one-day food drive in this country. According to Postmaster General, CEO, Megan Brennan: “We are proud of the history we have shared in conducting the nation’s largest, single-day food drive, and we look forward to supporting this worthy cause this year.”
So you see, you can make a difference. All you need to do is to inspect your cupboards and donate non-perishable food that is NOT outdated and place it near your mailbox or on your porch by 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and your postal carrier, or helper, will do the rest. Please make a note so you won’t forget this very important day to help your area’s needy.
Thank you in advance and, together, we can make a difference in someone’s life.
Gerry Payette, U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier, Ret.
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