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Stamp Out Hunger

May 7, 2014

Stamp Out Hunger is the country’s largest single-day food drive and it is once again taking place here in Plymouth. Created by the National Association of Letter Carriers 22 years ago in response to the need they saw every day on their routes, Stamp Out Hunger has provided food to an estimated 30 million people. 

Stamp Out Hunger will take place on May 10. Food from this drive helps fill the shelves of local food pantries including the Neighborhood Center, Bread of Life and House of the Lord Church. While one bag of food can seem small, Stamp Out Hunger succeeds every year thanks to the hard work of generous neighbors like you. 

Postmen and women have been leaving postcards with plastic bags attached at mailboxes across the area.  You are asked to place your non-perishable food donations by our mailbox by 8 a.m. this Saturday.  Any non-perishable food items that are not expired will be accepted but no glass jars, please. 

Stamp Out Hunger suggests donations of spaghetti noodles and Pasta Sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Pancake Mix and Syrup, Canned Meats and Tuna, and Canned Soups. 

Last year the Plymouth Post Office collected over 7,000 pounds of nonperishable food items.