Stamp Out Hunger sets record

Stamp Out Hunger sets record

July 16, 2015 in Food drive Harvest Time Newsletter

This year Stamp Out Hunger collected almost 71 million pounds of food nationwide in support of local food banks. Hosted annually by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in America.

“Hunger affects every community in the country,” said Fredric Rolando, NALC president. “At least six days a week, our letter carriers are a local touch point in communities everywhere and we are thrilled to be able to support our neighbors in need though the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.”

Ozarks Food Harvest’s agencies received a total of 218,545 pounds of food from Stamp Out Hunger to help fight hunger in the Ozarks. This total beats the 2014 total by nearly 50,000 pounds.

Local Hunger Heroes left bags of food near their mailboxes on May 9 to help feed children, families and seniors in the Ozarks. Letter carriers collected the donations and delivered them to OFH’s pantries including, 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.