Letter Carriers’ Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive set for May 13
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will hold its 31st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 13 for families facing hunger across the Ozarks.
Stamp Out Hunger is the country’s largest single-day food drive that provides local residents with a simple way to help their neighbors facing hunger. Donations made in southwest Missouri will benefit Ozarks Food Harvest’s network of community and faith-based charities spread across a 28-county service area.
To participate, residents can leave a bag of nonperishable food next to their mailboxes on the morning of May 13 and 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 across southwest Missouri.
“United Way believes in the power of collaboration,” said Greg Burris, president and CEO of United Way of the Ozarks. “Because of our partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers and Ozarks Food Harvest, collections made during the Stamp Out Hunger food drive will help children and families throughout our community who are facing hunger.”
With 1 in 5 children and 1 in 6 adults in the Ozarks facing hunger, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive makes a big impact by providing thousands of meals in local communities.
“Stamp Out Hunger serves as a great reminder to the community about how many of our neighbors face hunger,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “We’re so grateful for our partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers and United Way to help serve more children, families and seniors across the Ozarks.”
Last year, Springfield letter carriers collected more than 150,000 meals 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, serving 270 hunger-relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches 50,000 individuals monthly and provides more than 20 million meals annually. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest, or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.
About the National Association of Letter Carriers
The 280,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers represents letter carriers across the country employed by the U.S. Postal Service, along with retired letter carriers. Founded by Civil War veterans in 1889, the NALC is among the country’s oldest labor unions.