22nd Anniversary of Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

22nd Anniversary of Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

This Saturday, May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
ODESSA/MIDLAND -- This Saturday, May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The West Texas Food Bank is pleased to partner once again with the National Association of Letter Carriers to take part in the nation’s largest food drive, which takes place this Saturday across all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions. On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable goods set out by mailboxes as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. Since its inception in 1993, the nationwide drive has collected over one billion pounds of food to help hungry families. Last year, Stamp Out Hunger brought in over 100,000 pounds of much-needed food to the West Texas Food Bank.

“The timing of Stamp Out Hunger is crucial. Children will be out of school soon and utility costs will also rise to beat the heat, and that means an increase in need for the food we provide. Stamp Out Hunger comes at the perfect time to help us meet the increased demand,” said Libby Campbell, West Texas Food Bank’s executive director.

Participating in this year’s Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is simple. Just leave a non- perishable food donation - such as canned meat, fish and soup, and cereals, pasta and rice - in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 10th and your letter carrier will do the rest.

This year’s local Stamp Out Hunger drive is co-sponsored by Medical Center Health System and Midland Memorial Hospital. The West Texas Food Bank provides for those in need by distributing donated and purchased food through a network of over 80 Partner Agencies such as food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens serving 75,000 people in 19 counties throughout West Texas.

Don't forget to leave your canned goods on May 10, 2014 and your mail carrier will pick it up!
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