It’s that time of year again – time for the letter carriers across the country, in partnership with the United States Postal Service, to collect food to feed the hungry. Leave a bag of food for your mail carrier and help feed families in need on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Stamp Out Hunger is our country’s largest single day food drive. Here’s how you can help – put non-perishable food items in a bag. This can include items such as canned meats, fish, soup, vegetables, bottled juice, cereal, and rice that do not require any refrigeration. Do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, leave your bag at your mailbox for pickup and delivery to a local food bank or pantry to help families in need.
Here on Long Island, letter carriers will deliver collected food to an Island Harvest “Stamp Out Hunger” warehouse – where an army of volunteers will sort food, to be distributed immediately to Island Harvest’s network of 570 member agencies, including food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Long Island that will feed the hungry.
Hunger isn’t something that happens to “other people in other places” – it is happening to many people right here in our own backyards. Our local winter weather this year added challenges to local families experiencing hunger, because some could not get to work on days of snowstorms, and therefore did not get paid.
On Saturday, May 9, 2015, please help – a small donation will go a very long way in the lives of those who need your help (and it’s super easy because you don’t even need to leave your house to donate!)
For more information, visit the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive’s Facebook page.