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Stamp Out Hunger 2010

On Saturday, May 8, letter carriers throughout the Delaware Valley will collect food donations to benefit the one in eight Americans who struggle with hunger during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 18th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! food drive.

Beyond the Call of Duty…
The Stamp Out Hunger! drive is a nationwide effort to provide food to local food banks and pantries, which would otherwise have depleted stocks during the summer months, to help feed the hungry on a daily basis.

The nation’s 230,000 letter carriers will be collecting food donations in more than 10,000 local communities and delivering them to local food banks and other hunger relief organizations.

Last year the letter carriers collected a record total of more than 73.4 million pounds of food from generous Americans, surpassing the previous record in 2008.

You Can Help…
Helping Stamp Out Hunger! in Philadelphia is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of non-perishable food where your letter carrier normally delivers your mail. Your letter carrier will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank. Examples of non-perishable items include:

• Canned soup
• Canned meats and fish
• Canned juices
• Canned vegetables and fruits
• Boxed goods (such as cereal)
• Pasta and rice

To find out more about the Stamp Out Hunger! effort in the Delaware Valley, ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office or visit www.helpstampouthunger.com.

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