The Foodbank of Northeast Georgia will benefit from the annual “Stamp Out Hunger!” campaign, when residents may leave food items in mailboxes to be collected on Saturday, May 8.
To “Stamp Out Hunger!” this year, residents are asked to leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable foods — such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal — next to their mailboxes prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 8. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans.
The nation’s 230,000 letter carriers will then collect the donations as they deliver the mail and take them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations in more than 10,000 local communities.
Locally, the Foodbank of Northeast Georgia will benefit from the effort. The organization serves 14 counties and partners with approximately 235 nonprofit agencies to distribute food.
This year, Campbell Soup Company, U.S. Postal Service and Feeding America will join the National Association of Letter Carriers effort to Help Stamp Out Hunger. Now in its 18th year, the “Stamp Out Hunger!” effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive.