Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan is expressing appreciation for employees’ efforts as the organization prepares for this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, to be held Saturday, May 12.
The National Association of Letter Carriers leads the annual one-day drive with help from USPS and other partners.
“Across the nation, Postal Service employees are doing their part to support Stamp Out Hunger, including delivering postcards and promotional bags in advance and gearing up to collect donations on May 12,” Brennan said. “Thank you to all who participate and support this worthy program.”
The drive has collected more than 1.6 billion pounds of food since it began in 1993, including 75.3 million pounds last year.
Stamp Out Hunger donations are delivered to local pantries. 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, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, 42 million people in the United States — including 13 million children — struggle with hunger.
The Stamp Out Hunger site has additional information, including guidelines, lists of food drive coordinators, letters of support and more.