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Help USPS 'Stamp Out Hunger'

Place non-perishable food items in a bag by your mailbox.

Stamp Out Hunger, the largest one-day food drive in the nation hosted by National Association of Letter Carriers, is today -- Saturday, May 10.

Now in its 22nd year, the Food Drive effort is the nation's largest single-day drive. In 2013, 74.4 million pounds of food was collected, which brought the grand total of donations to just under 1.3 billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive. 

Postal customers can place a bag of nonperishable food by their mailbox before their letter carrier comes, and the mail carriers will pick it up and deliver it to a nearby food-distribution charity within that same community.

Postal carriers will also collect on Monday.

"If your donation is not picked up, contact your local post office or simply place your donation by your mailbox on Monday instead. (We’ll be picking up missed donations on Monday, too.)," reports the postal carriers' web site.

For more food drive FAQs, click here or visit www.nalc.org/food.
Anastasia L. Schuster May 12, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Thanks for helping to spread the word about this Patch. The food drive in Petaluma brought in 22,629 pounds of food which is wonderful. Alas, each year it seems to bring in less food than the previous and yet the needs are increasing. None the less, without this food drive The Petaluma Salvation Army would have to buy 22,629 pounds of food so this has been a huge help. Thank you to the people of Petaluma who contributed and to our amazing letter carriers. Anastasia on behalf of the Petaluma Salvation Army Advisory Board

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