30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive scheduled for May 14

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive returns on May 14 after a two-year pause because of the pandemic.

On May 14, letter carriers across St. Joseph County will collect non-perishable food donations on their postal routes to support the food drive.

During the week of May 9, letter carriers will deliver a reminder postcard and bag to mailboxes.

Residents are asked to place non-perishables in a sturdy bag by their mailbox by 8 a.m. on May 14.

The donations will be picked up and dropped off at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

The following items are needed:

  • Canned Soup
  • Boxed Dinner Meals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Boxed Noodles – any variety
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Chicken, Tuna, and Spam
  • Personal Care Items (toilet paper, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, etc.)
  • Cleaning Supplies (laundry detergent, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, etc.)

Please do not donate anything in a glass container.

Residents can also drop off their donations at any postal branch retail counter before the food drive.

The Food Bank has a goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of non-perishable food items.

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