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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - The community can help stamp out hunger this Saturday, May 9, by supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO) 23rd annual food drive. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, held each year on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefitting Feeding America, the nation’s dominant domestic hunger-relief organization.
Approximately 100 million pounds of nonperishable food is collected by letter carriers; Montgomery County contributes an average of 25,000 pounds of food.
How to participate in Stamp Out Hunger:
1. Watch your mailbox for the Stamp Out Hunger bag which will be delivered by Friday, May 8.
2. Put nonperishable canned (meat, vegetables or fruit) or dry items (pasta, beans, grains) in the provided bag.
3. Put the bag by your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives on Saturday, May 9.
4. Your letter carrier will collect the bag when they deliver your mail and transport it to Bay Area Food Bank.
5. If you do not receive a bag you can bring your donation to the nearest post office or to the food bank directly.
Approximately 50 million people face hunger every day in America, of which nearly 16 million are children. The Stamp Out Hunger has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.
Local letter carriers will collect the food donations as they deliver the mail, and will take the donations to the Montgomery County Food Bank.