HURON — The Postal Service employees will collect donations for local pantries Saturday during the 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
The National Association of Letter Carriers leads the annual one-day drive with help from USPS and other partners.
It’s as simple as filling a bag to help feed families. Bag healthy nonperishable food and place the bag by the mailbox for letter carrier delivery to local food banks and pantries. Donate items such as pasta, cereal, canola oil, peanut butter and canned goods including beans, fruit, vegetables, soup, tuna in water, meat and sauce. Avoid glass containers.
The drive has collected more than 1.6 billion pounds of food since it began in 1993, including 7.3 million pounds last year.
The drive is held in the spring because many school breakfast and lunch programs are about to be suspended for the summer, leaving millions of children to find alternative sources of nutrition.
According to Feeding America, 42 million people in the United States — including 13 million children — struggle with hunger.
From left, are Huron Post Office City Carriers Megan Hine, Kortney Jungemann, April Lares, Skip Schnathorst, Amanda Michaelis, Scott Boetel and Bonnie Goehring.