‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive is Saturday
This Saturday is the Texarkana "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.
If you did not receive a donation bag, food donation items can still be left at your mailbox before Saturday's pick up time. If it is raining please use plastic bags like the ones you get at the grocery store.
How You Can Help:
1. Place non-perishable food products in a bag.
2. Leave at your mailbox on Saturday, May 9th.
3. Your letter carrier will pick up and deliver to local food banks or pantries.
"Stamp Out Hunger" day is the largest single day food drive in the nation.
With the extreme weather experienced this winter by much of the country, along with the economic struggles many Americans face, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive never has been more important.
Letter carriers are honored to be able to help people in need,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We see the needs in the communities we serve, and we believe it’s important to help meet those needs.”
Hunger affects about 49 million people around the country, including millions of children and senior citizens. And one in four households with a member currently serving in the U.S. military turns to a food bank for food assistance.
Pantry shelves filled up through winter-holiday generosity often are bare by late spring. And, with most school meal programs not available during summer months, millions of children must find alternate sources of nutrition.