National ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Collection Saturday
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By David Madden
CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – An annual coast-to-coast food drive takes place tomorrow. And you need go no further than your mailbox to participate.
Letter carriers have organized the “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign, which has grown by leaps and bounds over the last two decades. Tim O’Malley is with the letter carriers union.
“Leave a bag of non-perishable food items near your mail box, and your letter carrier will do the rest,” O’Malley says.
Donated items go to local organizations like the Food Bank of South Jersey, where CEO Val Traore says it’ll get the agency through some lean months this summer.
“These are not people who just want a handout,” says Traore. “These are people who have found themselves in a very uncomfortable position.”
Campbell’s is sending 21 thousand cans of soup their way.
“I believe, as a company, we have the responsibility to make a profit and make a difference,” says CEO Denise Morrison.
Hopes are to gather some 70 million pounds of food across America in one day.