Submitted by Libby
Saturday, May 12 marks the anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving – the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger.
So each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from our customers. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in Libby who need our help.
Last year, we collected over 75 million pounds of food nationally, feeding an estimated 64 million people. Over the course of its 25-year history, the drive has collected approximately 1.6 billion pounds of food.
The need for food donations is great. Currently, 79 million Americans, 1 in 6, are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Our 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 may not be available to children in need.
Participation in this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food drive is simple. Just leave a nonperishable food donations in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12 and your letter carrier or their helpers will do the rest.
Please help us in our fight to end hunger as we celebrate our 26th anniversary year in America’s great day of giving.
Thank you in advance Libby Postal Customers…we appreciate all that you do and give to help our community