30th Annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive
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Reno/Sparks Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger® Virtual Food Drive
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14. NALC's food drive, which was first held in 1983, helps feed millions of Americans. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country's largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and distribute them to local food banks, pantries, shelters and churches. The Letter Carriers' food drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Hunger affects 1 in 8 Americans, including millions of children, senior citizens and veterans. In the 30 years since it began, the food drive has collected about 1.82 billion pounds of food for struggling residents. The need is as great as ever, given the pandemic-caused economic dislocations of the past two years.
Healthy Food. Every Person. Every Day.
Did you know? More than a third of the food distributed through the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is fresh produce.
We all know that a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables is so important in our overall health. Unfortunately, for so many of our neighbors facing hunger, fresh produce has become a luxury that they simply can't afford. That's why we work so hard here at the Food Bank to focus on not just filling plates, but ensuring that we're filling bellies with a good variety of nutritious foods. Through programs like Mobile Harvest, Produce on Wheels, and our partner food pantries, our guests are able to access healthy options nutritious meals and snacks.
Every $1 raised through the Virtual Food Drive helps us to provide 3 healthy, wholesome meals for neighbors in need. Together, we can solve hunger.
May 14th, 2022
Making a Difference Together
Ask your friends, families, and co-workers to join you in supporting the Virtual Food Drive.