WILLIAMSON — The United States Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers will “Stamp Out Hunger,” food drive on Saturday, May 11.
The USPS calls it the nation’s largest single-day food drive, saying that around 50 million Americans live at risk of hunger, or about one in six people. The USPS also states that food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food assistance.
To participate, simply leave a non-perishable food at your mailbox or wherever your letter carrier normally delivers their mail. Examples of non-perishable items you can donate include cereal, peanut butter, canned soups and vegetables, pasta and rice.
Across the nation, more than 175,000 letter carriers will collect food donations left at mailboxes in 10,000 communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger relief organzations, like pantries and shelters.
Everything collected in Williamson will stay in the Tug Valley area to help needy families.
The drive has resulted in delivery of more than one billion pounds of donations to community food banks and pantries over the past 20 years.