Fight against hunger scores major victory

Stamp out hunger 2016

The results are in, and the 24th National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brought in a record amount of non-perishable donations.

Food pantries across America will have a greater supply of nutritional support for food insecure individuals throughout the nation thanks to the more than 80 million pounds of food collected from the nation’s largest single-day of giving event. Generous donations in 2016 exceeded the previous record of 77 million pounds of food. In total, the food drive effort has yielded 1.5 billion pounds of food since it began in 1993.

Top 10 cities in the nation that received the highest donations include:

  • Orlando, FL, 2,233,365
  • Los Angeles, CA, 1,523,525
  • Tarpon Springs, FL, 1,303,559
  • Pinellas Park, FL, 1,260,176
  • Miami, FL, 1,190,110
  • Garden Grove, CA, 1,184,724
  • San Juan, PR, 1,046,000
  • Pittsburgh, PA, 1,034,000
  • Buffalo, NY, 887,657
  • Tampa, FL, 821,042

For the complete list of donations by city, click here.

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24th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Rugby, ND

Rugby, ND

This past Saturday, generous donors throughout the country showed their support in the fight against hunger by placing non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes. In the 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, letters carriers nation-wide collected millions of pounds of food to donate to local food banks just in time to restock empty pantries for the summer months.

McPherson, KS

Parade in McPherson, KS

In 2015, over 71 million pounds of food was collected by postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of the 24-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food.

 

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM, Steve Schiff Station

 

Wildflower Elementary School in Colorado Springs, CO

Wildflower Elementary School in Colorado Springs, CO

Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp out hunger 2016

Saturday, May 14, marks the 24th anniversary of America’s largest-single day of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and other partners.

Currently, 48 million Americans, including one in five children, are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Studies have shown that lack of adequate nutrition affects cognitive and behavioral development in children.

In 2015, over 71 million pounds of food was collected by Postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of the 23-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food.

To participate in this year’s drive, leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by the mailbox on Saturday, May 14. Your carrier will make sure it reaches a pantry for those in need.

Stamp Out Hunger Coloring Page for Kids

Food Drive 2015 coloring page

Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp out hunger 2015

The 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is coming on this Saturday, May 9. The National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, the Postal Service, Feeding America, and the United Way are teaming up to support American families struggling with hunger.

According to the most recently available information by Feeding America, there were nearly 49 million food insecure people in the United States in 2012, including nearly 16 million children and approximately 4.8 million seniors who often have to make the difficult choice between paying rent, utilities and having enough nutritious food. You can help those in need by placing bagged, non-perishable food items by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up on May 9.

More than 72 million pounds of food was collected in 2014, and more than one billion pounds of food has been collected since the program’s inception.

For more information on the food drive event, visit the Stamp Out Hunger Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

2014 Stamp Out Hunger

It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s helping millions of Americans!

Letter carriers care about the people in the communities they serve, and on Saturday, May 10, they will do a lot more than deliver mail and packages. They will also pick up non-perishable food donations left at mailboxes as they visit every home in the nation.

It is a very simple and easy concept: the public is asked to leave non-perishable food in a sturdy bag by their mailbox on Saturday, May 10, 2014. That food will be collected and delivered to local charities that provide it to people who need it — right in the same community.

Learn more about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive today!

 

2014 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

2014 Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 10 marks the 22nd anniversary of America’s largest-single day of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Campbell Soup, Feeding America and other partners.

Currently, 49 million Americans—1 in 6—are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Sixteen million are children who feel hunger’s impact on their overall health and ability to perform in school. And nearly 5 million seniors over age 60 are food insecure, with many who live on fixed incomes often too embarrassed to ask for help.

In 2013, 74 million pounds of food was collected by Postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of the 21-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food.

The food drive’s timing is crucial. Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available to children in need.

How the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Works

Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by the mailbox on Saturday, May 10, and the Postal carrier will do the rest. It’s that simple and millions of Americans will be helped.

Learn more about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive and Feeding America today!

Food Drive a Success

Stamp out hunger 2013 2

Thanks to the hard work of employees and the generous donations of customers, the annual Stamp Out Hunger program brought in 74.3 million pounds of food this year. That’s a 5 percent increase over 2012 results and the second highest amount in the drive’s 21 year history.

The efforts helped restock the pantries at food banks across America and secured the sustenance needs for countless families.

Help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Stamp out hunger 2013

Last year, the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive brought in more than 70 million pounds of food to help make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. It was the ninth consecutive year the event exceeded 70 million pounds of food, and with your help, this year will mark the 10th.

“Together, we are continuing to make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans in need,” said Postmaster General Pat Donahoe. “The Postal Service is proud to play a major role with our carriers, corporate partners and local community organizations to help stamp out hunger.”

On Saturday, May 11, you’ll have the opportunity to help restock the pantries at food banks across America and secure the sustenance needs for countless families.

Be sure to leave only non-perishable food items by the mailbox for your letter carrier to collect. For more information on the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, go to: www.helpstampouthunger.com.

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