Participate in the Idaho Letter Carriers Food Drive

Friday, May 10, 2019

Helping those who struggle with hunger in Idaho communities is as easy as placing some non-perishable food in a bag and leaving it next to your mailbox prior to mail delivery on Saturday, May 11. Carriers and volunteers will collect the food and deliver it to local food banks and pantries.

This is the 27th year for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which has collected more than 1.6 billion pounds of food since its inception. Last year alone 71.6 million pounds of non-perishable food was donated nationwide – nearly 300,000 pounds in the Gem State.

The food drive’s timing is crucial. Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available to children in need.

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