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Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Partners with NALC for Stamp Out Hunger 2024

Thursday May 9, 2024

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers to host the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The nationwide one-day food drive, with origins dating back to 1993, helps fill shelves of food banks in cities and towns across the United States by engaging the public to donate nonperishable food items by placing bagged items at their mailbox for pick up by mail carriers. 

Participating in the food drive is simple. The National Association of Letter Carriers will include a Stamp Out Hunger paper bag in their mail a week prior to Saturday, May 11th which will give individuals and families time to collect food items for pick up the following week. If a resident does not receive a paper bag, any bag or container can be used for Stamp Out Hunger. Canned food items can be left by the mailbox on Saturday; the letter carriers will collect the food items and bring them to the food bank.

“This food drive comes at a critical time for your Food Bank as our shelves are quite depleted heading into the summer months when we know demand for food assistance will be high,” said Mike Manning, President & CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “As children finish up school, they will be unable to access school lunch programs during the summer which means we will see the increase in demand at our local pantries. This drive plays a vital role in giving us a head start on stocking the Food Bank’s shelves for those difficult summer months ahead.”

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