Letter Carriers’ Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive set for May 11

May 9, 2019

The 27th annual food drive will help provide thousands of meals for families facing hunger across the nation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will hold its 27th annual one-day food drive on Saturday, May 11.

Stamp Out Hunger is the country’s largest single-day food drive, and it provides local residents with a simple way to help their food insecure neighbors. Donations made in southwest Missouri will benefit Ozarks Food Harvest’s food pantries and feeding sites across 28 counties.

To participate, residents can simply leave a bag of nonperishable food next to their mailboxes on the morning of May 11. Letter carriers will collect the donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes. The food will then be distributed to local hunger-relief organizations.

With 1 in 5 children and 1 in 7 adults in the Ozarks facing hunger, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive makes a big impact by providing thousands of meals in local communities.

“This one-day food drive continues to grow and help more people in the Ozarks each year,” said Denise Gibson, director of development and communication at Ozarks Food Harvest. “We are so grateful for all of the residents and letter carriers that help struggling families in the community.”

Last year, Springfield letter carriers collected more than 254,000 pounds of food for distribution to local hunger-relief organizations.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, providing food to 270 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties serving 261,000 unduplicated individuals. The Food Bank provides more than 17 million meals annually. Learn more at, or