USPS Collecting Food to 'Stamp Out Hunger' on May 13

Branch Area Food Pantry logo

Branch Area Food Pantry logo

In its 25th year, the event is the largest one-day food drive in the country, as well as in Whatcom County.

In support of the Letter Carrier Food Drive, a white bag will be delivered in Snohomish County mailboxes this week.

All you need to do is leave a non-perishable food item in or by your mailbox or you can deliver it to your local post office on Saturday, May 13.

If you're looking for a way to give back this Saturday, the National Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger food drive is probably one of the easiest solutions.

Larry Kuhn, of the Marquette Post Office reported that a record 17,000 pounds of food were collected in Marquette past year.

"I would like to thank everyone in our community who donates food, our volunteers, local businesses", said Phillip Skipper, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Northwest Florida Branch 321. That means the food donated by generous Kansans, will stay in Kansas to help those in need.

Food collected will eventually go to pantries, soup kitchens, senior sites and youth serving sites providing emergency food assistance to hungry neighbors within Prescott-area communities.

During this time, the non-profit struggles to feed the 80,000 people they serve across north Alabama.

"This is my fourth year of doing the food drive".

Representative sponsors from Kansas City Power & Light, Hy-Vee and the National Association of Letter Carriers also were present for the 25th year anniversary of the national campaign. Webster City postmaster Harley Tapper says there's a change - for the better.

David Weaver, executive director of the South Plains Food Bank, said this comes at a crucial time as shelves at the food banks get depleted come summertime when the need typically increases.

Letter carrier Mark Georgi with Mayor Brian Billings promoting this Saturday's "Stamp Out Hunger" food collection drive.

So what can you do to help?

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