The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need.
Local letter carrier Tim Walters says Residents are asked to leave their donation of non-perishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 13. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes and distribute them to local food agencies.
“All your non perishable items – cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetable, rice, juices, macaroni & cheese, canned proteins – whatever you want to donate, as long as its non frozen, homemade, or fresh vegetables of fresh fruits,” Walters said.
Last year, letter carriers collected a record 80.1 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes. In Chautauqua County the amount was more than 8,000 pounds, with a goal of 10,000 pounds for this year.
All food collected this year by the letter carriers will go to the local Salvation Army food pantry.
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