Place nonperishable food items at your mailbox to help Stamp Out Hunger
POSTED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Tomorrow, postal workers will collect more than mail. They will give you a chance to help those less fortunate during the national Stamp Out Hunger drive.
On Saturday, May 11, all across the country, including here in Baton Rouge, mail carriers will collect cans of food to help food banks. This is the 21st year for the annual drive.
“All you have to do is put your food in a bag and leave it out by the mail box and postal carriers will pick it up and bring it back to us,” Mike Manning, President and CEO of Baton Rouge Food Bank, said.
Here at home the donations go to the Baton Rouge Food Bank. They along with mail carriers told us your donations are needed now more than ever.
“I think everybody should have a way to give back to the community and this is a wonderful way for anybody and everybody to participate and give back to a wonderful community,” Joseph Powell, a local mail carrier, said.
The type of donations they are seeking included canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, etc.
Last year more than 70 million pounds of food ended up in food banks in the United States as a result of the postal drive.