24th Annual Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

24th Annual Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

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On Saturday, May 14th, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold their 24th “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive across the nation. This is the nation’s largest one-day food drive event and God’s Pantry Food Bank is thrilled to be one of the local recipients of food collected. The food drive is conducted on the second Saturday of May each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers. On the 14th, simply leave your non-perishable food items in a bag by your mailbox and letter carriers will collect the items.

Last year, God’s Pantry Food Bank received over 11,000 pounds of food from the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. This total was 3,000 more pounds collected than the previous year. We are so excited to see what the city of Lexington can bring in this year.

“Letter carriers touch every residential and business address in this country at least six days a week,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and our continued effort in the fight against hunger—often in our own neighborhoods—has made us all too familiar with the staggering numbers of people in need.”

The food drive’s national partners are the U.S. Postal Service, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, United Way Worldwide, the AFL-CIO and Valassis.

Check out this great video for a deeper look inside the food drive.

God’s Pantry Food Bank will receive donations from those within the Lansdowne Post Office area. Our most current needs are canned soups, fruits, and proteins. Donations will be sorted in our Lexington warehouse and go towards our four Lexington pantry locations. Thank you all for joining the fight against hunger and to all the letter carrier’s for making such a difference!