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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday

Letter carriers across the U.S. are gearing up for Saturday when they’ll collect thousands of pounds of food from households and businesses. It’s the 19th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive when people can leave bags of non-perishable food and personal care items by their mailboxes. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more...

Speaking at a news conference, Springfield Mayor Pro-tem Bob Stephens said the need for hunger relief is significant in the city. He said Springfield has just surpassed the 50% mark in the number of children on free and reduced lunches in the public schools...


Last year, 121,000 pounds of food was donated locally. Food collected in Springfield stays local—it will go to the Salvation Army, Grand Oak Mission, the Kitchen and Victory Mission.The Salvation Army’s Major Norman Grainger says there’s always a need in those agencies for food. He pointed to a table filled with nonperishable items that was set up for the news conference…


Springfield Postmaster Bill Brayman says they hope to have a record-breaking drive by collecting at least 125,000 pounds of food. He expects the drive to have a big impact...


If you’d like to participate in Saturday’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, simply place nonperishable food items or personal care items like soap and toothpaste in a sturdy bag in or near your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives.