Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of America's largest-single day of giving -- the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, AARP Foundation, Capital Area Food Bank and other partners.
In 2016, over 80 million pounds of food was collected by Postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 64 million people. Over the course of the 24-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food.
Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available to children in need.
Leave a nonperishable food donation in a bag by the mailbox Saturday, and the Postal carrier will do the rest.
Learn more about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive today!
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.