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Food drive to be held May 12

Letter carrier holding food donations
Hannah Johnson, a letter carrier at Westside Station in Madison, WI, collects Stamp Out Hunger food donations last year.

Stamp Out Hunger, the annual food drive in which Postal Service employees collect donations for local pantries, will be Saturday, May 12.

The National Association of Letter Carriers leads the one-day drive with help from USPS and other partners.

Since the drive began in 1993, total food donations have surpassed 1.6 billion pounds, including 75.3 million pounds last year.

The drive is held in the spring when many school breakfast and lunch programs are about to be suspended for the summer, leaving millions of children to find alternative sources of nutrition.

About 42 million individuals in the United States struggle with hunger, including 13 million children, according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

The Stamp Out Hunger site has additional information, including a toolkit for participants, promotional materials, community engagement guidelines and more.

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