Letter carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is May 10

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Annual effort helps feed needy families in all 50 states

By The Staff

 United Way of Lancaster County


The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its food drive on Saturday, May 10. 

Lancaster postal employees will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help.  

Now in its 22nd year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. 

In 2013, letter carriers collected more than 74 million pounds of food from postal customers across the nation.  

Since the drive began in 1991, 1.3 billion pounds of food have been collected along postal routes.

To help Stamp Out Hunger! in Lancaster this year, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery that day. 

Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. Local letter and rural carriers will then collect donations from homes and deliver them to HOPE in Lancaster. 

Last year, postal carriers in Lancaster County collected more than 11,000 pounds of food which benefited HOPE in Lancaster’s food pantry. 

Volunteers sought

United Way of Lancaster County will be coordinating community volunteers for the food drive.  Volunteers are needed from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Lancaster Post Office. 

To volunteer or for additional information, please contact United Way of Lancaster County at (803) 283-8923 or liveunited@uwaylcsc.org.