Another Big Year for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Thank you to everyone who pulled together May 11 to bring in much-needed food donations for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

The final donation numbers are still being tallied, but 2013 looks to be another big year for the drive, with record donations reported in some places. For example, the Walterboro, SC, Post Office says Saturday’s event brought in 14,250 pounds of donations, nearly doubling the 7,500 pounds collected in 2012.


Employees from Lake Stevens, WA, and Granite Falls, WA, Post Offices promote Stamp Out Hunger.

Since the program began in 1992, USPS employees and the public have contributed more than 1.1 billion pounds of non-perishable food, making this annual food drive the nation’s largest one-day campaign to collect food for distribution to those in need.

Working together we can stamp out hunger!

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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.