Stamp Out Hunger sets record
Hosted annually by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive.
“These results are gratifying, because they mean that even more people will be helped,” NALC president Fredric Rolando said. “As letter carriers, we are honored to be able to assist people in need. On a daily basis we see the struggles in the communities we serve, and we believe it’s important to do all we can to help.”
Ozarks Food Harvest’s agencies received 255,027 pounds of food from Stamp Out Hunger to help fight hunger in the Ozarks. This beats the 2015 total by more than 36,000 pounds.
Local hunger heroes left bags of food near their mailboxes on May 14 to help feed children, families and seniors in the Ozarks. Letter carriers collected the donations and delivered them to Food Bank pantries: Crosslines, The Salvation Army and Victory Mission, as well as Grand Oaks Mission.
The items will be distributed to those facing hunger in southwest Missouri.