The 26th Annual Stamp out hunger food drive starts tomorrow. Local letter carriers will be picking up non-perishable food items while they deliver the mail tomorrow. Items they can collect are bottled water, pasta, cereal, and canned foods. Over the past 25 years, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected over 1 point 6 billion pounds of food.
“We’re looking for a really big turnout. Our biggest year was 19 thousand pounds right here in Beckley. And last year, I don’t think we hit 6 thousand pounds, so our numbers are really low, ” J. Pace, United States Postal Service Letter Carrier, said.
You should put your food in your mailbox or nearby in a bag by 9 in the morning tomorrow. You can also drop off the food. The participating post offices are: Beckley, Princeton, Oak Hill, Summersville, Lewisburg, Ronceverte, Union, Craigsville, Montgomery, Marlinton, Ronceverte, Mullins, and Welch.
The 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is coming up.
The United States Postal Service will be collecting nonperishable foods on May 12 all across the nation. Items they collect include cereal, pasta, rice, canned fruits, vegetables, pasta, and spaghetti sauce. Last year, the U.S. Postal service collected over 50 million pounds of food.
“All the food that’s collected locally stays locally. We have six food banks here in Beckley that we provide food for. Especially during the summer, kids don’t have public school lunches, and all the food banks are really short on food right now, ” J. Pace, United States Postal Service Letter Carrier, said.
People can leave food in their mailboxes, or nearby in a bag, by 9 a.m. on May 12. Letter carriers will be picking up food in addition to delivering the mail that day.