Delaware letter carriers are prepared to help “Stamp Out Hunger” again this Saturday.
“Stamp Out Hunger” is held to help provide food assistance to Delawareans who rely on the Food Bank of Delaware’s network of hunger-relief partners for support.
“This is our largest single-day food drive; it’s a national food drive that takes place in all 50 states. We’re in our 27th year,” said Kim Turner - communications director for the Food Bank.
She says postal customers are getting a special Food Lion Feeds plastic bag in their mailbox this week to collect items, but any bag is sufficient.
Filled bags can be left next to mailboxes Saturday for letter carriers to collect.
Turner says the Food Bank hopes to collect thousands of pounds of non-perishable food, “Some of our most needed items include: tuna fish, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, pasta - your basic household essentials is what we’re trying to get to families in need.”
Turner notes there is one restriction - no glass jars are accepted.
Last year, letter carriers in Delaware collected more than 119,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank.