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Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive returns May 11

Press Release

The National Association of Letter Carriers will be out and on a mission to diminish the problem of food insecurity in America on Saturday, May 11. The date marks the 32nd Annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which will see postal workers in Macomb County neighborhoods picking up donated food from mailboxes. Since launching in 1993, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has grown into the nation’s largest one-day food drive, helping to fill the shelves of food banks in cities and towns throughout the United States.

“With rising food costs for families, the demand for food from food banks has increased,” said Linda Azar, division director, Macomb Community Action Children and Family Services. “Families are struggling to put food on the table, the need is great but you can help.”

The importance of the second Saturday in May is front and center for letter carriers, postal coworkers, and family and community volunteers. Donations collected on this day provide emergency food supplies for thousands of families and individuals, including veterans, seniors, children and the homeless. Last year Macomb County residents donated 166,193 pounds of food to neighbors in need.

“We want the community to help spread the word that the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is helping to feed the hungry in Macomb County,” said Executive Mark Hackel. “It’s an incredibly important opportunity for residents to give back and help their neighbors. So I’m hoping we can all come together to support those in need.”

Individuals participating in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive should fill a bag or two with non-perishable, non-expired food and leave it on their porch or near their mailbox on Saturday, May 11. Glass containers will not be accepted. The United States Postal Service letter carriers and a league of volunteers pick up the donations.

All donations stay in Macomb County and will be distributed to those in need through the Macomb Food Program's network of over 50 food pantries and hunger related organizations.

Department:Macomb Community Action
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