Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - National - Saturday, May 9th

Post Office asks postal customers "to help the hungry" and donate to the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive across America on Saturday May 9th. All the food collected goes to local community food banks which provide meals for the needy throughout the year.

Postal customers wishing to donate food items should put them in a plastic bag and leave the bag of food items by your mailbox, before mail delivery on Saturday, May 9.

Food items should be non-perishable such as dried, canned and packaged products. Items most needed by food banks are canned meats, soup, fruits and vegetables; and packaged non-perishables with lots of protein/carbohydrates such as pasta, cereal, powdered milk and vegetables. Every 1.3 pounds of food donated equates to one meal according to food bank officials.

Many more people are hungry and struggling to feed their families. The food drive is a great opportunity for us all to give something so important to those who most need it.

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