Monday, May 04, 2009

"Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Coming Up Saturday

Newspapers around the country are reporting post cards explaining the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive will be delivered early this week.

Sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service, Campbell Soup Company, Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest), Valpak, the AFL-CIO and the United Way of America, the annual event is largest national food drive.

Canned food left by mail boxes will be picked up Saturday and delivered to area food banks. Last year, more than 73.1 million pounds of food was collected nationally.

Jim Zern, member of the National Association of Letter Carriers is quoted as saying in the Flager (Florida) County News as saying, "It's extremely important. There is even more of a need this year with the number of people unemployed and hours having been cut from people's paychecks. The number of people coming into food banks has almost doubled."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM