Stamp Out Hunger Collects 250,000 pounds
On Saturday, May 12, people in the Ozarks came together to help Stamp out Hunger. To participate, residents placed bags of nonperishable food items near their mailboxes. Throughout the day, letter carriers picked up the bags, organized products and delivered food to Ozarks Food Harvest’s food pantries.
This year, letter carriers collected 250,000 pounds of food from Springfield homes.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the community’s generous response to the Letter Carriers’ food drive this year,” said Ozarks Food Harvest President/CEO Bart Brown. “A quarter-of-a-million pounds will provide over 200,000 meals over the summer when demand for food assistance increases. Since all the food stays in the communities in which it’s collected, the local impact will be felt now and throughout the summer.”
A big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive!