The Post Office STAMP OUT HUNGER Food Drive is an annual national event.
It’s held on Saturday, MAY 12, and is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
People throughout the country – including here in western Massachusetts – are invited to join this national food drive. Here’s how you can participate:
- Put a bag or box of nonperishable (canned) unexpired food by your mailbox by 9AM on Saturday morning, May 12 (no glass, homemade products, or opened food please.)
- Letter carriers pick up your food donations and distribute food to food pantries in their area. The Amherst Survival Center’s Food Pantry is one of several appreciative recipients of food donations collected from Amherst and surrounding towns.
At the Amherst Survival Center, the Post Office Food Drive is our biggest single day food drive, helping to supply our Food Pantry for the busy summer ahead.
This year, with your help, we hope to collect close to 10,000 pounds on Saturday, May 123.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE FOOD DRIVE:
PARTICIPATE: Click here for a list of our most needed foods.
DONATE: Fill a grocery bag (or two, plastic if it’s raining!) with healthy, non-perishable unexpired food and set it by your mailbox the morning of Saturday, May 12 (by 9AM). Please no glass or homemade products. And yes, we also accept donations of personal care items. Your letter carrier will pick it up.
VOLUNTEER: On Saturday, May 12th, and the following Monday, May 14th, we need volunteers to help lift, carry and unload boxes; and sort and stock food donations. While the Post Office does an amazing job of collecting all these nutritious donations, it’s up to us to organize and store it for our Food Pantry and our neighbors.
Volunteer shifts are about 2 hours (Saturday 2:30PM-4:30PM, 4:30PM-6:30PM). If you’re interested in volunteering to help the Center process the food donations, contact Carleen Basler, our volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 549-3968 ext. 111. Families are welcome.
SHARE! Share information about the Food Drive and your participation in it! See the graphic below, post it and share it on your facebook page to remind your friends about the food drive and to put out food by their mailbox that morning.