Stamp Out Hunger food drive helping Tucsonans in need

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Area carries took part in the national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Those living in Green Bay helped put food on the table of those in need by participating in the nation's largest single-day food drive.

Last year, 225,000 pounds of food was collected for local pantries.

"I've been involved for about five years and I've seen a steady growth in the community involvement in volunteering here and also the amount of food that comes in", said Chad Clements, president of The Brown County Food and Hunger Network.

We got a look at the haul here in Sarasota as it was handed over to All Faiths Food Bank, which counts on these donations for it's summer food program.

This saturday Postal Carriers will collect non-perishable food donations.

Residents can simply place a bag or bags of nonperishable food out by their mailboxes to be picked up by their letter carriers. In the more than two decades that the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has gotten food from Stamp Out Hunger they say the impact has been huge on the population they serve, and it has brought many people together.

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With 49 million people facing hunger every day in America, including almost 16 million children, this drive is one way you can help those in your own city or town who need help.

Last year, Stamp Out collected 200,000 pounds in the Central Valley - 75,000 of which was collected in Fresno alone.

Saturday is the day to leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox.

The goal this year in the Quad Cities is to collect 10,000 meals, which all goes to the Riverbend Food Bank to help local families.

Now is the ideal time to help them stock up.

Reports show 28% of children in Northeast Louisiana don't have enough food, and organizers say your donation could improve their quality of life.

Every donation makes a difference, and all of the donations really add up.

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