Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 10

The annual national Postal Service food drive called Stamp Out Hunger is set for Saturday, May 10.  The National Association of Letter Carriers sponsors the drive by inviting the public to place bags of non-perishable items next to their mailboxes for pickup during postal routes on that date.

The items collected in our service territory come to the Southeast Texas Food Bank for distribution to hungry families within the eight counties we serve. This food drive is the second biggest annual drive behind the Share Your Christmas drive, so we are grateful for the boost to our inventory heading into the summer months. Across the nation last year, the Stamp Out Hunger campaign collected almost 75 million pounds of food.

We invite all Southeast Texans to share bounty with those in need by leaving a bag of food items for pickup by your postal carrier. And, we thank our local letter carriers for adding some weight to their mailbags on May 10 for the benefit of those who are hungry.

Dial 2-1-1 for free, bilingual information and referrals for food assistance and other health and human services.

The mission of the Texas WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.

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Did you know that a $10 donation can help provide up to 40 meals for desperate people in your community? Rest assured, that every penny of your donation will be stretched to it’s maximum effect. By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

Your gift goes a long, long way!

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