Utah Food Bank, letter carriers team up to fight hunger

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 9, 2017

MASON CITY | Mail carriers in Mason City and Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank volunteers will collect food donations Saturday in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Residents are asked to fill the bag with nonperishable food donations and leave the bag by mailboxes no later than 9 a.m. Saturday.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive has become the nation's largest single-day food drive, the release said. Throughout the week, Food Lion will help kick off the drive in each state by donating more than 70,000 meals total to local feeding agencies in these states. The food drive is one of the most successful in the nation.

It's easy to help "Stamp Out Hunger" in Southern Arizona.

Food items left by mailboxes that day will be collected by letter carriers. Many pantries are out of food by the time summer starts, just when the school year is over, ending breakfast and lunch programs for children in need. Some of the items most needed are canned soup, canned fruit, canned tuna, evaporated, dry or shelf stable milk, pasta sauce in cans or plastic jars, canned beans, pasta and cereal. Avoid donating rusty or unlabeled cans, expired food, food in glass containers and perishable items.

Tucson Electric Power will once again provide the bags for the food drive. "Despite the challenges, we look forward to it each year because of the important role we're playing in the fight against hunger in this country".

Organizations and churches locally report an increased need for food for area families because of the recent economy.

Post offices in Newton, Sparta, Sussex, Franklin, Highland Lakes, Hopatcong, Lafayette and Ogdensburg in Sussex County and Hackettstown in Warren County are among those participating in the food drive, and others may join by May 13.

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