11 May 2013

USPS conducts Food Drive – Stamp out hunger..



Hi !

Here is a great news from USPS conducting a food drive today.."Stamp Out Hunger”. It’s a wonderful  idea by USPS to collect food at large scale in such a way  and provide to those who are struggling with hunger. In fact we need such drives to be conducted  in  our country too  by various organizations jointly to help the needy persons who often sleep without food…

This is all for this evening…Have a Nice Time !!


Today 11th May  U.S. Postal Service conducts its 21st annual  "Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. Washington state's Yakima Herald reports, "The food drive, which the USPS says is the largest single-day food collection event in the country, aims to provide relief for the nearly 50 million people in the U.S. who struggle with hunger. That’s about 1 in 6 people."

To donate to the food drive, community members can leave a bag of nonperishable food at their mailbox or wherever the letter carrier normally delivers their mail. Local carriers will pick up the food throughout the day and bring it to the food bank.

According to the article, "Last year, the drive collected more than 70 million pounds of food, making it the ninth consecutive year that brought in at least 70 million pounds. In its 20 years so far, Stamp Out Hunger has collected more than 1 billion pounds of food." Acceptable nonperishable food items include canned soup, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, canned meats and fish, pasta, rice and boxed goods such as cereal.

Joining the Postal Service in this annual effort are the National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Carriers Association, AFCIO, Feeding America, United Way and Campbell Soup. All food and donations collected will go directly to local charities and food pantries associated with the individual Post Offices.

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