Helping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox on Saturday, May 10. Your letter carrier will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank. Here are some great examples of non-perishable items that everyone can spare:
- Peanut butter
- Canned soup
- Canned meats and fish
- Canned vegetables, fruits and juices
- Boxed goods (such as cereal)
- Pasta and rice
Despite the generosity of millions of Americans who gave more than 74.4 million pounds of food in 2013 during the Stamp Out Hunger drive, the need for food assistance still exists for millions of families.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual study measuring food security in the United States, more than 50 million Americans, including nearly 17 million children, are food insecure, meaning they live at risk of hunger.
Please help by filling a sturdy bag packed with food that will help provide low-income individuals and families with the fuel they need to survive and thrive.