Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from*... picking up the groceries. Letter carriers are getting ready for the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 12.
in Roswell, which received 27.8 tons of food from five local post offices, explained how it works in a release today: "Simply place a bag of groceries near your mailbox on Saturday, May 12, so your local letter carrier can pick it up when picking up the mail."
Of course, make sure you don't include any perishables in that bag. NFCC maintains an online list of current needs of the food pantry, but here's a list of most items the food pantry needs during the year.
- Food: all types of non-perishable food including: tuna fish, canned meat, cereals, grits, dry beans, rice, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, jelly, single serving foods, canned soup, fruit, vegetables, pasta, spaghetti sauce, and sugar. We also accept home grown fruits and vegetables. Please no glass containers.
- Toiletries: shampoo, bath soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, disposable razors, shaving cream and feminine products.
- Baby Products: food, formula, disposable diapers and bath items.
- Paper Products: toilet paper, paper towels and gallon and quartz size freezer ziplock bags.
- Cleaning supplies: powder laundry detergent, dish detergent and other household cleaning supplies.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and is the nation's largest single-day food drive. North Fulton Community Charities is one of the many local food pantries that benefit from the food that is collected from this campaign.
For more information on the Stamp Out Hunger Campaign, email Kevin Tracy or call him at 678-387-4464.
NFCC’s mission is to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in our community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment program.
*With apologies to former Postmaster General James Farley and Herotodus.