Stamp Out Hunger THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday (May 11) Delaware letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger in order to provide food assistance to Delawareans who depend on our network of hunger-relief partners for support.

To help Stamp Out Hunger, simply leave a bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and cereals next to the mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 11. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. Postal customers will also receive a special Stamp Out Hunger plastic bag in their mailbox a few days prior to the drive.

Now in its 21st year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.

Last year, letter carriers in Delaware collected more than 202,000 pounds of food for Delawareans struggling to put meals on the table. The 2012 amount was up 232 percent compared to what was collected in 2011.

“The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive comes at a very critical time for us,” said our President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “This annual food drive allows us to stock the shelves of our partner agencies just in time for the summer months. Last year Delawareans stepped up in a major way. The outpouring of support from the community was simply amazing. As letter carriers were returning to local post offices, we couldn’t fill our trucks fast enough with the volume of donations coming in. We hope to exceed last year’s total.”

Our most needed food items include:

  • Tuna fish
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned soups
  • Canned meats

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger effort visit www.helpstampouthunger.com.

Thank you to all of the postal workers who will be working hard to pick up food!

Food will also be collected at the following sites:

Delmarva Power
500 N. Wakefield Drive
Newark, DE  19702

Delmarva Power
401 Eagle Run Road
Newark, DE  19714

Delmarva Power
630 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Wilmington, DE  19801

Delmarva Power
118 Liberty Street
Harrington, DE  19952

Delmarva Power
700 E. DuPont Highway
Millsboro, DE  19966

Panera Bread
3650 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808

Panera Bread
140 East Main Street
Newark, DE  19711

Panera Bread (Fairfax)
2311 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE   19803

Panera Bread (Concord)
5619 Concord Pike
Wilmington,  DE  19803

Premier Wine & Spirits
2052 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE  19808

Premier Wine & Spirits
2 West Market Street
Newport, DE  19804

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