The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 22nd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is today.
The drive is the nation’s largest one-day effort to combat hunger and is held to support the mission of community food banks. Nationwide, more than 74 million pounds of food were collected last year; almost 1.3 billion pounds of food has been collected during the campaign’s first 21 years.
Residents are urged to place non-perishable food items next to their mailbox for pickup today before their usual mail pickup time. The mail carriers will then transport the donations back to their post offices where employees and their families will sort the food and deliver it to their nearest community food banks.