Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2015: Less Than A Month Away!

In less than a month on Saturday, May 9th, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) joins Roadrunner Food Bank to help Stamp Out Hunger in Albuquerque. Now in its 23rd year, the annual food drive has grown to the largest single-day food drive in the United States, providing food assistance to millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

Food collected in Albuquerque during the Stamp Out Hunger benefits Roadrunner Food Bank, the local member of Feeding America. Last year, the food drive raised 96,660 pounds of food in the Albuquerque area. More than ten thousand communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Island and Guam participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Your donation can help feed hungry children through the hungriest time of the year: the summer. 3 out of 10 children in New Mexico don’t know where their next meal comes from, and especially when school breakfasts and lunches stop at the end of the school year.

Letter carriers will distribute post cards in mailboxes encouraging the community to participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive the week of May 4th.  To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive:

  1. Fill sturdy bags or boxes with non-perishable food.
  2. Leave the bag or boxes near your mailbox or bring to a post office near you.
  3. Ask others to participate.

Types of non-perishable food items to donate include canned soup, canned fruits, vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, rice, boxed meals or cereal, etc. Click here for a complete list.

Volunteers are also needed to help unload and sort food at 11 post offices in Albuquerque.  To volunteer, email candace.baca@rrfb.org or call 505.247.2052.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on May 9th!

Matthew Young is the Communications Coordinator at Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. To share your questions or comments with Matthew about this post or other past ones of his, you can comment below; call him directly at 505.349.8845; or e-mail him at matthew.young@rrfb.org.



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