‘Stamp Out Hunger’ set for Saturday

Saturday presents a unique opportunity to contribute nonperishable food items to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Second Harvest and the National Association of Letter Carriers have partnered for the 32nd year on the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

“Last year, the collaborative efforts of letter carriers, dedicated volunteers, and donors in northwest Pennsylvania, resulted in the collection of nearly 90,000 donated pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank and its partners,” ALex Bohman, digital media and communications director with Second Harvest said. “These contributions played a vital role in supporting our neighbors facing food insecurity.”

Those looking to get involved are asked to place a sturdy bag filled with nonperishable food items – things like canned goods, pasta, rice or cereal – next to your mailbox.

“Please ensure that the food items are securely packaged in unbreakable containers like boxes or cans,” Bohman said. “We are unable to accept any glass or homemade items for donation.”

He added that postal carriers and Stamp Out Hunger volunteers “will be traversing neighborhoods throughout the region, gathering donations, and delivering them to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania or its food pantries and meal programs.”


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