'Stamp Out Hunger' With Casper Letter Carriers

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Just gather your non-perishable food items such as canned goods, peanut butter, pastas, and cereals (no glass, please) and leave them by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12th.

Donations will be distributed to area food pantries in each participating community.

If you leave a bag out for your letter carrier and it is not picked up, you may take it to your local post office, or take it to the West Texas Food Bank.

Last year, letter carriers collected more than 75 million pounds of food nationally, feeding an estimated 64 million people. Over the past quarter-century, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over 1 billion pounds of food.

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For more information on how you can get involved, head to the National Association of Letter Carrier's website. People with post office boxes can bring food items to their local post office, where collection boxes will be set up for the day. Letter carriers see these struggles in the communities they serve, and believe that it is important to do what they can to help.

Monetary donations can be placed inside an envelope marked "food drive". I've also covered the 25 best foods for food donations, a list of healthy non-perishable foods that food pantries are always in need of. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs.

U.S. Postal Service employee Winfred Johnson, the local coordinator of this year's Stamp Out Hunger food drive, hopes Pine Belt residents will top 2017's record-setting amount of food donations. We ask that our customers, friends and families help us "Stamp Out Hunger" by supporting this drive.

According to the USPS's website, every second Saturday in May, postal workers across America collect food during the country's largest annual single-day food drive. They are delivered to the food pantry at St. Mark Church, which is short on supplies following the winter holidays.