Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger

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StampOutLess than a month ago, staff at the Capital Area Food Bank let out a large sigh of relief when we learned that the Postal Service withdrew plans to end Saturday mail service.

Why would a food bank be concerned about Saturday mail service? Because Stamp Out Hunger takes place on Saturday!

Stamp Out Hunger is one of our largest single day food drives, delivering thousands of pounds of much-needed food to fill our shelves. Without Saturday mail service, we were concerned that this Saturday would mark our last Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

In celebration, we are asking you to help make the 21st Annual Stamp Our Hunger a huge success! This Saturday, May 11th, Letter Carriers across the country will generously donate their time to pick up donated food from individuals and businesses.

With three easy steps, you can help to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington, DC metro area:

  1. Collect nonperishable food donations in a bag. Remember, every bit counts! We are currently in need of:

    • Peanut butter
    • Canned meat, fish, and beans
    • Canned fruit (in their own juices, preferably)
    • Cereal (hot and cold)
  2. Leave your bag of donations by your mailbox on Saturday, May 11th before 9am. Your local letter carrier will pick up the donations and deliver directly to the Capital Area Food Bank.
  3. Spread the word: Remind everyone you know to leave a bag of nonperishable food by their mailboxes. You can use twitter and Facebook as a reminder, click here for more information.

Don’t forget to leave your donation by your mailbox on Saturday. And remember to thank your letter carrier!

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