Reminder: Let’s help Stamp Out Hunger tomorrow

COMIC_Food-Drive-color400On Saturday, May 11, USPS and the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct the largest single-day food drive in the U.S. The nation’s 175,000 letter carriers will collect food donations left at mailboxes in more than 10,000 communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations, such as pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

“With more than 50 million Americans living at risk of hunger, food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food assistance,” said PMG Pat Donahoe. “Together, we are helping to address this demand and making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans in communities throughout the nation.”

Other partners of the food drive include the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AARP, Feeding America, Campbell Soup Company, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO, Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, GLS Companies, Publix, Source Direct Plastics, and Valassis.

Examples of non-perishable items that you can donate include peanut butter, canned soups, canned vegetables, boxed cereal, pasta, and rice.

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

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About USPS Stamps

The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.