19th Annual Stamp Out Hunger
For the 19th year in a row, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) are Stamping Out Hunger
What is Stamp Out Hunger?
The Stamp Out Hunger! food 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 those in need year round.
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.
In 2010, Stamp Out Hunger not only set a record with a total of 77.1 million pounds of food donated, but also surpassed one billion pounds of food collected over the 18-year history of the drive.
How Can You 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.
Campbell Soup Company, the U.S. Postal Service, Feeding America, Valpak, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the AFL-CIO, United Way and Uncle Bob’s Self Storage are partners in Stamp Out Hunger.
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.