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Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Help us stamp out hunger for families here in Fairfield! Keep an eye out for a postcard from your letter carrier announcing the annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 14, rain or shine. This largest one-day food drive in America is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and all non-perishable food items donated locally will benefit clients of Operation Hope of Fairfield.
If your letter carrier is participating, as participation is strictly voluntary, place non-perishable food donations in a bag next to your mailbox on Saturday, May 14, rain or shine. Your letter carrier will collect the food and deliver it to Operation Hope. Our Food Pantry is in need of regular sized containers (not large or bulk) of sugar, oil, Ensure & Boost, clam chowder, pancake syrup, microwave popcorn, salad dressing, mayonnaise, dried fruit & nuts, Jello & pudding, canned mushrooms, artichokes & olives, breadcrumbs, canned dog food, conditioner, shampoo, diapers (size 5 & 6), PullUps (4T & 5T), baby wipes, shaving cream, foil and Ziplock bags.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the country’s largest one-day food drive and provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. The Letter Carriers’ food drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Hunger affects 1 in 8 Americans, including millions of children, senior citizens and veterans. In the 30 years since it began, the food drive has collected about 1.82 billion pounds of food for struggling residents.