Each year, just about now, in mailboxes across Worcester County, the presence of postcards (and/or grocery bags) alerts residents that on the second Saturday in May, there’s going to be a food drive. A big one. Point of fact: The largest single-day food drive in America. Across the U.S. last year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected more than 80 million pounds of non-perishable food for local food banks.
Now in its 26th year, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive invites participation from households across Worcester County.* Simply put out a bag (or box) with a couple (or lots) of non-perishable food items on the morning of Saturday, May 12, and your letter carrier will collect and distribute them to your local food pantry.
Bonus action: Participating either individually or as a family? Facebook or Tweet @StampOutHunger or use the hashtag #StampOutHunger on social media. Tell the National Association of Letter Carriers’ why you care about creating a hunger-free community.
*Haven’t received the annual notice in your mailbox? Place a quick call to your local post office to verify that they’re among the majority that participate.