Stamp Out Hunger food drive is this Saturday
On Saturday, May 12, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help Stamp Out Hunger across America. Now in its 20th year, the annual food drive has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation's largest single-day food drive in the country. In 2011, generous Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food, which marked the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected by letter carriers.
To participate in the food drive, Americans are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12.
The nation's 210,000 letter carriers, representing nearly 1,500 NALC branches, will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to local food shelves in more than 10,000 communities.