‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is Saturday, May 14

The National Association of Letter Carriers will host the 30th Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 14 — the largest one-day food drive in the United States.

Participating is easy. Simply leave a bag of nonperishable food next to your mailbox on May 14, and your letter carrier will handle the rest. All of the food collected that day is given directly to nonprofit charity food agencies in the community where the food was collected.

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused NALC to cancel the last two in-person food drives, the need for food across the country remained great, according to a news release from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. NALC continued to collect monetary donations for food banks across the country through its Donor Drive. Today, over 45 million Americans, including 15 million children, experience food insecurity and rely on food donations.

“In Minnesota, one in 12 people, including one in eight children, do not know where their next meal is coming from,” the news release stated. “A surprising number of our neighbors are doing something they never imagined: visiting a food shelf for the first time in their lives. This includes working families, children, seniors and post-secondary students.”

Learn more at www.nalc.org/food-drive. #StampOutHunger.

Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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