Postal workers help ‘stamp out’ hunger with annual food drive

This Saturday is the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers.


Since 1993, the NALC has hosted the annual event which is always on the second Saturday of May. Postal customers are encouraged to set out bags of healthy nonperishable food items by their mailbox. Their local letter carrier will pick up the bag for the food distributed to a local food bank or pantry.


Suggested items are healthy, low-sodium, low-sugar items such as beans, canned tuna in water, peanut butter, soup, vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, oatmeal and other whole grains, canned fruit, canola or olive oil, and canned meats. Residents are asked to check expiration dates and not donate anything that has expired. Also, items in glass containers are not accepted.


Since its inception, Stamp Out Hunger has provided more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to domestic hunger-relief charities across the country.


For more about the program, visit or contact your local post office.