Nation's largest single-day food drive rallies communities 

05/13/2014

The United States Postal Service letter carriers deliver to 151 million addresses six days a week— from Alaska to Florida to right here in Northeast OH. But Saturday, May 10, 2014 will be different. Along with delivering mail, letter carriers across the country will also be collecting hope, by taking food donations from homes on their route to help feed local families facing hunger.

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is proud to join forces with Campbell’s Soup Company, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and Feeding America to help Stamp Out Hunger across America on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Now in its 22nd year, Stamp Out Hunger has grown from a regional effort, to a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and has become known as the easiest way to join the fight to end hunger.

To participate in Stamp Out Hunger food drive:

  • Simply, leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 10.
  • Local letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

“We are so thankful to the National Association of Letter Carriers and Campbell’s Soup Company for their continued energy in Stamp Out Hunger,” said Dan Flowers, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “Join us on May 10, and help provide relief for our neighbors struggling with hunger.”

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic’s office will be presenting a proclamation to the local NALC Branch 148 on May 7, 2014 at 11:00am at the Akron Main Office, 675 Wolf Ledges Pkwy. Akron, OH 44309. Mayor Plusquellic will be recognizing the NALC efforts on contributing more than 275,000 pounds of donated food to the Foodbank over their 10-year history.

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, visit helpstampouthunger.com or facebook.com/StampOutHunger, and follow the food drive at twitter.com/StampOutHunger.