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Community Food Bank of Macomb County collects over 126,000 pounds of food to support Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

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The Community Food Bank of Macomb County today announced that 126,384 pounds of non-perishable food was collected by local postal workers and volunteers in support of the 32nd Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that was held on May 11. Food donations will be distributed to those in need through the Community Food Bank of Macomb County’s network of over 50 food pantries and hunger related organizations.

"With the support of our community, we collected an incredible amount of food through local post offices that will directly benefit the Community Food Bank of Macomb County," said County Executive Mark Hackel. "Every donation helps support our neighbors. This achievement is a true testament to the generosity and commitment of all who contributed and demonstrates the important impact we can make when we come together for a common cause."

Food collected during the Stamp Out Hunger campaign provides emergency food supplies for thousands of families and individuals, including veterans, seniors, children and the homeless. All donations that were collected in Macomb County will be distributed in Macomb County.

“We’re proud to be able to support the Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive," said Andrew Cox, director/health officer, Macomb County Health and Community Services. “This collection helps provide much-needed assistance to people who can really use the help.”

“We know that food costs are rising for everyone, and as a result, demand for food from food banks has increased,” said Linda Azar, division director, Macomb Community Action Children and Family Services. “Food collected during this year’s campaign provides a critical boost to the inventories that are available through county pantries.”

Since its inception in 1993, almost 2 billion pounds of non-perishable food has been collected to help restock the shelves of food banks, soup kitchens and pantries throughout America and here in Macomb County.

To learn more about the Community Food Bank of Macomb County and its work in the county, visit .

Department:Macomb Community Action
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