On Saturday, May 14, 2016, 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 14. 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 24th 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 238,000 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 our hunger-relief partners across the state,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “Here in Delaware, 12.6 percent of our population is considered food insecure. Getting nutritious foods to these individuals is our top priority, but we can’t do it alone.”
The Food Bank of Delaware’s most needed food items include:
• Tuna fish
• Canned fruits and vegetables
• Peanut butter
• Macaroni and cheese
• Canned soups
• Canned meats
Volunteer shifts are still available at local post offices in New Castle County. To learn more or sign up, visit www.fbd.volunteerhub.com and scroll to shifts available on May 14.