On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Delaware letter carriers will Stamp Out Hunger in order to provide food assistance to Delawareans who rely on the Food Bank of Delaware’s network of hunger-relief partners for support.
To help Stamp Out Hunger, simply leave a bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and cereals next to the mailbox before the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Postal customers will receive a special Food Lion Feeds plastic bag in their mailbox to collect and store their items (any bag is sufficient, though!). Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans.
Now in its 26th year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger effort is the largest single-day food drive in the nation. Last year, letter carriers in Delaware collected more than 110,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Delaware’s network of partners.
“After the holiday season, donations drop,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “The Stamp Out Hunger food drive comes at a critical time. Food insecure Delawareans experience hunger yearlong, not just during the holidays. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive ensures that our partner pantries are well stocked as we head into the summer months. We thank the letter carriers for their hard work in ensuring that each and every donation is picked up.”
The Food Bank of Delaware’s most needed food items include (no glass jars, please):
• Tuna fish
• Canned fruits and vegetables
• Peanut butter
• Macaroni and cheese
• Canned soups
• Canned meats
For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger effort visit https://www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger.