The National Association of Letter Carriers will join forces with the Arkansas Foodbank and others to help Stamp Out Hunger throughout Arkansas on Saturday, May 10.
In cooperation with agencies such as Feeding America, Campbell’s Soup Co. and the AARP Foundation, postal workers will host the 22nd National Letter Carrier Food Drive.
Residents are asked to participate by leaving nonperishable food donations at their mailboxes May 10 for the carriers to pick up.
Also, the AARP Foundation will be sending out approximately 240,000 red plastic Drive to End Hunger bags to the Little Rock metro area for residents to use for their donations.
The food drive benefits Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and its network of food banks. Last year’s drive brought in 74 million pounds of food and provided assistance to millions of Americans.
Locally, food will be distributed to area hunger relief agencies and food pantries to help the hungry.
“For 21 years, letter carriers have taken pride in their efforts on the second Saturday in May,” said Phil Isgrig, a Little Rock letter carrier organizing this year’s drive. “We see first-hand every day the impact hunger has on our local communities. It means a lot to make a difference in the lives of thousands of men, women, and children in Arkansas by helping put a little more food on their table.”
Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger, first in severe hunger, sixth in child hunger and second overall in the entire nation.
Details: Visit www.helpstampouthunger.com or www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger, and follow the drive at www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger or visit the Arkansas Foodbank website at http://www.arkansasfoodbank.org/