National Association of Letter Carriers’ 17th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

On Saturday, May 9, 2009, Southern Arizona letter carriers will collect food donations to benefit those at greatest risk in effort to fight hunger during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

For the 17th year, the Community Food Bank will join the letter carriers’ efforts to provide food to depleted supplies.  “The Letter Carriers’ food drive is especially important this year as the number of local families seeking our assistance is increasing every month,” said Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO.  “We really need the community to come together and support this drive for local families during these difficult economic times.”

To help “Stamp Out Hunger” in Southern Arizona, residents may simply leave a bag of non-perishable food, such as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit or canned tomato products next to their mail box before the time of their regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 9th.  Food should be in non-breakable containers.  Local letter carries will collect donations and deliver them to the Community Food Bank.

Last year the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive collected over 334,000 pound of food in Southern Arizona.

For further information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215