About This Event
On Saturday, May 14, donate to your local food pantries without leaving your home!
- Simply leave donations of food items next to your mailbox before the time of your regular mail delivery.
- Local letter carriers will do the rest – collecting the donations and delivering them to food and pantries in your local community.
National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 203 will be celebrating its 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This event happens across the country and serves as the largest single-day food drive.
How to participate
On Saturday, May 14 simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox before the time of regular mail delivery. Local letter carriers will then collect the donations and deliver them to food banks and pantries in one’s local community. Make sure that food items are in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans.
Examples of non-perishable food items include items such as:
- Canned soup
- Canned fish and meat
- Canned vegetables and fruit
Food Stays Local
- The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is executed by branches of the National Association of Letter Carriers. These local branches work closely with hunger relief agencies.
The agencies partnering with NALC Branch #203 include Salvation Army, Crosslines, United Way of the Ozarks, Ozarks Food Harvest, SafeHaven Now, Grand Oak Mission, People Helping People, Least of These, and Victory Mission.
- Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive and is run by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Since 1993, the nation’s letter carriers have collected food donations from generous community members, like those in Springfield and surrounding areas. This historic event is held the second Saturday of May and recipients include local food banks in the area in which the food is donated.
- More than 10,000 cities and towns across the 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions, including Springfield and surrounding areas, participate in Stamp Out Hunger.
The nation’s latter carriers see how hunger affects the communities that they live and work in every day. The members of the National Association of Letter Carriers were compelled to help, creating a program that will allow them to have an impact on the betterment of their communities and its members.
Connect With Your Local Post Office
Community members that do not have a mailbox can leave items on their porch. Also, several metropolitan post offices across the country have a special collection of boxes at their offices. We recommend contacting your local post office to find out how you can help!
Find More Information
Just ask your letter carriers, contact your local post office or organizing food bank, or visit: https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive