The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is set to host their annual “Stamp Out Hunger!” food drive on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

The nationwide food drive was suspended for the last two years due to the pandemic and we have definitely felt the effects.

Since 2014, Stamp Out Hunger has brought in over one million pounds of food for our Coastal Georgia communities. Nationwide the NALC has collected about 1.82 billion pounds of food in the 30 years since the effort began.

Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.

“Letter Carriers are a part of every neighborhood in the nation,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and we see the growing need for food assistance in our communities.”

One-in-eight Americans struggle with the issue of food insecurity and do not know where or when they will get their next meal or how they will feed their children. As long as hungry Americans still exist, this food drive will continue to be instrumental in replenishing the shelves of local food banks.

On May 14th, residents are encouraged to fill grocery bags of nonperishable food items and place them beside their mailbox prior to mail delivery on Saturday. The letter carriers will retrieve the donations as they deliver the mail and deliver to Second Harvest.

The timing of this food drive is crucial as we transition from Kids Cafe to Summer Feeding. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is preparing to provide summer meals to 4,000 kids each day beginning on June 1st. Summer is a tough time for children that typically receive a free breakfast and lunch at school.

The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive comes at a time when food drives and retail donations have diminished and our warehouse is reaching a critically low supply of product needed for local pantries and agencies to gear up for their summer needs.

About America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc.
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia serves as a regional food bank, functioning as the food warehouse and distribution center to more than 241 non-profit organizations and churches in our area. Through food relief programs and collaboration with partner agencies, America’s Second Harvest distributed more than 28.2 million pounds of food last year to people in need in our community – children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness and others whose incomes are insufficient to meet their basic needs. To learn more about our programs and the fight against hunger in our community, call (912) 236-6750 or visit www.helpendhunger.org.