Blog: Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday

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By Jim Donovan:  This Saturday you can help Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.  It collects more than 70 million pounds of food in a single day.   On Saturday, May 11th, the nation’s 175,000 letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food left by mailboxes and deliver it to local food banks, where it will help families across the country.

In honor of the campaign’s 21st anniversary, in our region the Campbell Soup Company will contribute one million pounds of food and 21,000 cans to Feeding America to kick-off this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive. 

Wonder what foods are great to donate to the food drive?  Here are a few non-perishable food items requested by food banks:

  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meals such as soups, chili, pasta
  • 100% juice
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Canned protein – tuna, chicken, turkey
  • Beans – canned or dry

For more information visit:   http://www.helpstampouthunger.com/

 

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