Monroe, LA – The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive benefitting local Food Banks across the country on Saturday, May 14.
Stamp out Hunger is the largest one-day food drive event in the country and provides local residents an easy way to donate food to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. This food drive food drive is returning this year after a two-year pause due to the pandemic.
Residents in Northeast Louisiana can support the Food Bank by collecting nonperishable food items and leaving them in a sturdy bag near their mailboxes before the delivery of mail on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers will then collect donated food items as they deliver the mail and bring the items to the Food Bank. Items collected will go to people in Northeast Louisiana who struggle with hunger.
“Stamp Out Hunger is such a big help to the Food Bank’s mission, and to our neighbors who struggle to get enough to eat,” said Jean Toth, Executive Director at the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. “This food drive plays a critical role in helping us serve those in our community who face hunger.”
According to Feeding America’s 2021 Food Insecurity Projections, one in five people in Northeast Louisiana struggle with food insecurity.
NALC’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive encourages communities to come together in an effort to stock the shelves of food banks and pantries nationwide. Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive and is held annually on the second Saturday in May.
“We are so grateful to community members who donate food items and for the letter carriers who take the time to collect them to help fight hunger in our community,” said Toth.