Letter Carriers Collect Over 5,000 Pounds of Food for “Stamp Out Hunger
The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 31st Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” benefitting the Food Bank of Siouxland, collected 5,192 pounds of non-perishable food items this past weekend.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the country’s largest one-day food drive, providing residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Postal service customers simply leave their donations of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox to be collected by letter carriers on their postal routes.
The Food Bank of Siouxland’s most commonly requested items include: cereal, soup, canned meat, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables.
“We are grateful to the NALC and to the Sioux City community for working together to bring in these food donations,” says Food Bank of Siouxland Executive Director, Jacob Wanderscheid. “These donations come at a good time with the steady rising prices of groceries and general cost of living.”
Donations will go towards feeding the Food Bank’s 11-county service area with over 100 agencies.