Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is May 11

Saturday, May 11, is the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day.

Sponsored by Campbell Soup Co. and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), it is a day on which postal workers collect food donations in communities across the nation and provide assistance to the 50 million Americans struggling with hunger.

In 2012, letter carriers collected food donations from 10,000 communities, and collected more than 70 million pounds of food, according to a press statement. It's the nation's largest one-day food drive.

Helping out is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox on Saturday, May 11, and your local letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to one of several local food banks in Windham County.

Examples of non-perishable items include peanut butter, canned soup, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, boxed goods (such as cereal), and pasta and rice.

Be sure to check the dates and only donate quality fresh stuff. If you won't eat it, why would anyone else?

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