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The National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association are hosting the 20th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive next Saturday. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan has details.
The food drive is part of a national one-day event to collect food for families in need. People are asked to leave non-perishable food items by their mailbox on Saturday, May 12th for the mail carrier to pick up. People can also drop off food at any post office. All donations will go to local organizations and food banks that are sponsoring the event, including the Salvation Army, United Way, The Kitchen, Victory Mission, and Grand Oak Mission Center.
Josey McPhail, Community Services Liaison for United Way, says that donating can make a difference in our community.
“Hunger in our nation, especially in here Southwest Missouri, is a huge issue. I believe it’s something like 1 in 7 children specifically deal with hunger issues. It’s something that we need to address. By putting a few canned goods out by your mailbox and a couple of boxes a cereal—if that’s something we can do to help one day a year, why not?” McPhail said.
For more information, you can visit stampouthunger.info.
For KSMU News, I’m Brittany Donnellan.