After a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual food drive is back this year. This Saturday, May 14, marks the return of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.
The annual food drive was replaced by NALC’s donor drive in 2020 and 2021, with individuals who wanted to help making online donations to local food pantries.
The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the nation’s largest one-day food drive, allows residents to give food to those in need in a simple and convenient manner. Since its inception in 1983, it has served to feed millions of Americans. Letter carriers have been collecting non-perishable food donations from postal customers and delivering them to the less fortunate for the past 30 years.
Customers simply place their non-perishable food donation beside their mailbox before Saturday’s postal delivery. MANNA FoodBank asks that no glass containers, homemade items, or unsealed items be donated.
Every year on the second Saturday in May, the Letter Carriers hold a food drive in 10,000 cities and towns in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.