Why Should Hoosiers and Kentuckians Leave Canned Food in the Mailbox on May 13th
On Saturday, May 13, letter carriers across Indiana will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The event, which is now in its 31st year, is the largest one-day food drive in America. Letter carriers will be collecting donated non-perishable food items left in bags at mailboxes for local food banks.
The Timing of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Critical
The USPS says that the timing of the food drive is really important as most donations to pantries and food banks take place in November and December during the big holiday seasons. By this time of year, those resources are in short supply as the pantries and food banks head into summer - a time when many of those with school-aged children are not able to rely on the school lunch and breakfast programs.
Currently, more than 35 million Americans are unsure where their next meal is coming from. More than twelve million are children who feel hunger’s impact on their overall health and scholastic performance. Additionally, nearly 5.2 million seniors over age 60 are food insecure, with many who live on fixed incomes often too embarrassed to ask for help.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Is An Easy & Convenient Way to Help
It is heartwarming to see the dedication of the letter carriers in Indiana who are taking time out of their busy schedules to collect food donations and help their local communities. This event provides an easy and convenient way to help those in need. Simply fill a bag with non-perishable food items and leave it by your mailbox ahead of regular mail collection time on Saturday, May 13, and your letter carrier will take care of the rest.
By participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, you can make a real difference in your community. Let us all come together to help fight.