Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive to happen May 12

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – On Saturday, May 12, the USPS will be partnering with the community to Stamp Out Hunger. The food drive is now in its 26th year and is a national effort to help struggling Americans put food on the table.

In 2017, generous Americans donated more than 71 million pounds of food, feeding millions of people. This was the 14th consecutive year of at least 70 million pounds collected by letter carriers, bringing the grand total to more than 1.5 billion pounds of food collected since the Food Drive began in 1993.

To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable food items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to local food banks.

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