Delaware letter carriers to help Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 14

May 3, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, Delaware letter carriers will Stamp Out Hunger in order to provide food assistance to the more than 114,000 food-insecure Delawareans.

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 your mailbox before the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 14. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans.

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger effort is the largest single-day food drive in the nation. Since the drive’s start 30 years ago, letter carriers across the country have collected approximately 1.82 billion pounds.

The need is as great as ever, given the pandemic-caused economic disruptions of the past two years. The traditional food drive is returning this year after a two-year hiatus. In 2019, Delaware letter carriers collected 122,663 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Delaware and its network of hunger-relief partners.

“Letter carriers are a part of every neighborhood in the nation,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and we see the growing need for food assistance in our communities. On Saturday, May 14, NALC invites everyone to participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Together, we can help stamp out hunger in America.”

“We’re grateful for the hard work of letter carriers across the country, but especially here in Delaware,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Cathy Kanefsky. “This one-day food drive comes at a critical time – donations are lowest during the spring months as we head into the summer. So many of our neighbors count on the Food Bank of Delaware and our network of partners for nutritious meals. This critical work is not possible without the generosity of so many in our community.”

The Food Bank of Delaware’s most needed food items include (no glass jars, please):

  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned soups
  • Canned meats
  • Tuna fish
  • Canned fruits and vegetables

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