Stamp Out Hunger is a charitable event first held by the National Association of Letter Carriers in 1991. The organization wanted to collect food donations for hungry people in a handful of cities. Over the last two decades, it has expanded into a nationwide effort to gather food contributions for needy people in all 50 states.
Every year on the second Saturday of May, mail carriers not only deliver mail, but also collect food donations that are delivered to food banks and pantries in over 10,000 cities across the country. The event is held in late spring because this is when many food banks begin to run out of food and supplies. The food drive has collected one billion pounds of food and delivered over 6.8 million meals in the last two decades.
Now the largest single-day food drive in America, Stamp Out Hunger makes it easy for people to help out the community from the comfort of their homes. This year the event will occur on Saturday, May 9. Take action today and join a motion to help defeat hunger across the country. To learn more about Stamp Out Hunger, visit http://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.