Food drive to attack hunger

May 9, 2013

There’s something you can give your mail carrier for a good cause. The National Association of Letter Carriers on Saturday will collect non-perishable food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes. The country’s largest one-day food drive is held each year on the second Saturday in May in 10 thousand cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. The Stamp Out Hunger drive never has been more important, with hunger a growing problem—affecting about 50 million more people around the country, including 17 million children and nine million seniors. Pantry shelves filled up through winter-holiday generosity often are bare by late spring. And, with most school meal programs suspended during summer months, millions of children must find alternate sources of nutrition. Persons who have questions about the drive should ask their letter carrier, contract their local post office, or go to http://www.helpstampouthunger.com/ www.facebook.com.com/StampOutHunger, or www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger.

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