05/11/11 The Nationâ€™s largest one-day food drive will stocks shelves for the food pantry at the Neighborhood Center, Bread of Life Food Pantry and the food pantry at the Church of our Lord.Â One can â€¦ and the communityâ€™s commitment can help end hunger in Plymouth.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Sponsored by the, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), letter carriers across the country, representing 1,500 branches, collect non-perishable food items along their postal routes annually on the second Saturday in May.
Now in its 19th year, Stamp Out Hunger has gleaned one billion pounds of non-perishable food items for food banks in communities all across the United States.Â Locally in itâ€™s 3rd year approximately 10,000 pounds were collected last year.Â These donations will be used to replenish the food banks and food pantries in Plymouth.Â
Stamp Out Hunger is supported by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, the Campbell Soup Company, Feeding America, Val-Pak, the AFL-CIO, United Way of America and Uncle Bobâ€™s Self-Storage.
Area residents are asked to place a study bag containing non-perishable food items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fish or meats, pasta, rice, cereal or peanut butter next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 14.Â The food is taken back to a postal station with assistance by volunteers from the three pantries, sorted and then delivered to the Food Pantry at the Neighborhood Center, Bread of Life Food Pantry and Food Pantry at the Church of our Lord.Â Â
Please do not include any glass containers with the donated non-perishable items.