Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Help Postal Service to Stamp Out Hunger on May 12

Media across the country are reporting that on Saturday, May 12, the U.S. Postal Service will team up with its letter carriers to conduct the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive across the nation to collect food donations to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger each and every day.

According to Pennsylvania's Youngstown News, "Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. In 2011, generous Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food, which marked the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected."

Examples of non-perishable items that are being sought include:
Canned soup
Canned meats and fish
Canned vegetables, fruits and juices
Boxed goods (such as cereal)
Pasta and rice

David Van Allen, Corporate Communications USPS,Cleveland is quoted in the article as saying, "Helping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of non-perishable food where your letter carrier normally delivers your mail on Saturday, May 12. Your letter carrier will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank."

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posted by Don Schilling at 7:29 AM