The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host the 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Last year’s food drive brought in over 60,000 pounds of food for Chatham County. Nationwide the NALC collected over 71 million pounds. The Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. As long as hungry Americans still exist, this food drive will continue to be instrumental in replenishing the shelves of local food banks.
Residents are encouraged to fill grocery bags of nonperishable food items and place them beside their mailbox prior to mail delivery on Saturday. The letter carriers will retrieve the donations as they deliver the mail this Saturday May 12th.
The timing of this food drive is crucial as we transition from Kids Cafe to Summer Feeding. America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia will prepare on average 8,300 meals daily for distribution to 65 locations in 9 of the 21 counties that we serve. Summer is a tough time for children that typically receive a free or reduced price breakfast and lunch at school. The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive comes at a time when the Thanksgiving and Christmas food drive donations have been depleted from the food bank shelves and just in time for local pantries and agencies to gear up for summer.
Organizations such as HELP of Beaufort, Bluffton Self Help, and Deep Well will benefit in the Lowcountry.