Stamp Out Hunger food drive to be held Saturday

Mail carriers to collect food donations Saturday

Letter carrier/Rotarians to have food drive this Saturday

Saturday, May 12, is the Stamp Out Hunger food drive across the U.S.

For one day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations left near mailboxes along postal routes in the greater Houston area.

People can also take donations directly to the post office.

The 26th annual National Letter Carriers' Food Drive will be taking place this Saturday, May 12th.

"Stamp Out Hunger" is the nation's largest one-day food drive, with Western NY alone donating over 1.3 million pounds of food in 2017.

"This helps us bulk up before the summer months when schools are out" WAFER's Executive Director Erin Waldhart.

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Last year's drive collected more than 80 million pounds of nonperishable food, and "all food collected stays local", according to a press release. "And previous year they did over 20,000 pounds of food".

Local mail carriers are making it easy for the rest of us to help "Stamp Out Hunger" this weekend. Food collected from Monroe County residents will then be transported to HHFB.

Penny thinks this is the flawless time of year to put this event on. Corporate Communications Specialist Ernie Swanson says the USPS was inspired because so many people are uncertain about where their next meal will come from.

May 12th is national "Stamp Out Hunger" day.

"All the food we collect (locally) goes to Interfaith", Brosmire said. "Last year's food drive brought in close to 21,000 pounds, so we are looking to exceed that this year".

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