Saturday, May 13th marks the 31st anniversary and the return of America’s greatest day of giving – The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive, presented locally by Home Bank.
Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many—hunger.
So, each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from customers. In the Greater Baton Rouge area, these donations go directly to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to provide food to individuals who are food insecure.
The need for donations is great. Currently in the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s 11-parish service area, 1 in 8 individuals are food insecure. Louisiana also leads the nation in childhood hunger and ranks third in senior hunger.
Participating in this year’s Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger food drive is simple. Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 13th, and your letter carrier will do the rest. With your help, letter carriers and the US Postal Service have collected 1.82 billion pounds of food in the United States over 30 years in their national food drive. Please help us in our fight to end hunger, as we celebrate the 31st anniversary year on America’s greatest day of giving.
For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit our Stamp Out Hunger FAQs page here.