Help “Stamp Out Hunger!”

Posted 8 months ago

By John P Tretbar

Second harvest logoThe annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is coming up next weekend.

The National Association of Letter Carriers is offering their support, as they help collect donated food for the Second Harvest Community Food Bank next Saturday, May 10.

“Stamp Out Hunger allows our local letter carriers to be part of the solution to hunger,” said Aaron Smullin, director of marketing at Second Harvest.

“Our letter carriers are a mighty force, and when they come together during this food drive, it sends a clear message that hunger is unacceptable.”

This year, residents will receive blue sacks; thanks to the generous support of KCP&L. It’s easy to participate; all you have to do is leave a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will come by, pick it up and make sure it’s delivered to Second Harvest or a local Partner Agency.

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest, single-day food drive in the United States. Last year, over 74 million pounds of food was collected. That marked the tenth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds of food was collected by the letter carriers. In our region, over 40,000 pounds of food was collected last year.