• Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Food For the Hungry

Because So Much Is Riding On Your Food For the Hungry

National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers will be held again this year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

gaThe Stamp Out Hunter food drive asks residents to fill a grocery bag with non-perishible foods and set it out by their mailbox for mail carriers to pick up and deliver to food banks. The annual food drive will be held in Alachua County on Saturday.

It will be held on Saturday with mail carriers collecting food at mail boxes on their routes then ensuring the food is delivered to food banks an pantries in their communities. Since it began 30 years ago, the food drive has collected nearly 2 billion pounds of food in the United States.

The food drive is a one-day event for the community to have an opportunity to help hungry individuals and families, said Maureen Quinlan, development communications director at the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank,

Leading up to he food drive, mail carriers will leave a postcard with information and a paper bag in mail boxes for community members to donate healthy, non-perishable food items. David Hill, president of Union President Branch 1025, said the letter carriers will pick-up the food from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and carry it to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank for distribution to pantries. Hill said people can put their food donations in a box or bag near the mailbox, take it to the nearest post office or take it to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank,325 NW 10th Ave.  .


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