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Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Aims to Combat Hunger Across the United States


Each year, on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers nationwide embark on their routes with a special mission – to collect donations of non-perishable food items to support local food pantries. This initiative, known as the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, has been making a significant impact since its inception in 1993, evolving into the nation’s largest one-day food drive.

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive serves as a vital lifeline for food banks in communities across the United States, helping to replenish their shelves and provide assistance to individuals and families in need.

The need for such assistance remains profound, but everyone can play a part in addressing it. The NALC invites individuals to stand alongside letter carriers and partner organizations in the ongoing battle against hunger by taking part in this annual event.

Participation is straightforward: on the designated second Saturday in May (May 11, 2024), individuals are encouraged to leave their donations of non-perishable food items in a bag near their mailbox. Letter carriers will then collect these donations during their regular mail delivery routes.

While participation in the food drive is voluntary, the impact of even a small contribution can be significant in alleviating hunger within local communities.

For those who prefer to donate through their local food bank directly, the NALC provides a convenient search tool on their website.

To learn more about how you can get involved or for additional information, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the links provided below or reach out to [email protected]. Together, through collective action, we can work towards stamping out hunger and ensuring that no one in America goes without access to nutritious food.