On Saturday, May 13, 2017, 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 13. Postal customers will receive a special Food Lion Feeds plastic bag in their mailbox to collect and store their items. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans.
Now in its 25th 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 145,291 pounds of food for Delawareans struggling to put meals on the table.
“This annual food drive is not only very important to our organization, but also to our hunger-relief partners across the state,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “After the holiday season, donations drop. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive comes at a critical time as we head into the busy summer months. During the summer months, students lose access to free or reduced-price school meals, adding hardship to already strapped family budgets. Thanks to the generosity of the public and the hard work of the letter carriers, we are able to stock the shelves of partners.”
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.