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Community Asked To Stamp Out Hunger
Saturday May 12, 2018 8:20am

By: Mike Stiles


(UNDATED) – Citizens across the United States are being asked to help those who are struggling to put food on the table.

On Saturday, the National Association Of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service and other partners are asking people to participate in Stamp Out Hunger. This is the 26th anniversary of the food drive, which has grown into a national effort. The Sturgis, Leonidas, Colon and Mendon Post Offices are all participating in the event.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is held on the second Saturday in May, and has become the nation's largest single day food drive. In 2017, generous Americans donated more than 71 million pounds of food, feeding millions of people. That marked the 14tha consecutive year of at least 70 million pounds collected by letter carriers, bringing the grand total to more than 1.5 billion pounds of food collected since it started in 1993.

To participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, citizens are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox prior to the time when their mail is delivered. Letter carriers will collect the donations and then take them to local food banks.
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