Last year, the drive collected 75 million pounds of food nationwide, enough to feed an estimated 64 million people, Muniz wrote, adding that about 1.6 billion pounds of food have been collected over the course of the food drives history.
The National Association of Letter Carriers will host the Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 12. Families already struggling, find it even more hard to meet the extra need for food.
Since its inception in 1992, the annual drive has been the largest single-day food drive in the nation, with post offices and their employees across the nation participating in the growing drive.
Whatever you donate, know that your contribution will make a significant difference for the almost 400 different families that come to the Food Pantry throughout the year. Hunger affects about 50 million people around the country, including millions of children, senior citizens and veterans. Your letter carrier will pick up your donation and deliver it to a local food bank.
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To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May.
The proceeds raised by the BCFP water, soft drink and hot dog concession help support our ongoing efforts to assist those in our community who struggle with daily food insecurity.
The National Association of Letter Carriers is here to help out with this need. The food collected will help with the extra food needed in the summer when food shelf need increases.