Letter Carriers Collect Food Donations on Saturday

This Saturday, postal workers in Loudoun—and across America—will be picking up more than letters at your mailbox.

May 14 marks the 24th year of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger campaign. The event is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The program has delivered more than one billion pounds of non-perishable food donations to community food banks, pantries and shelters.

To donate, residents may place a box or can of non-perishable food next to their mailboxes before their letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carriers will sort the food and deliver to local charities—including Loudoun Interfaith Relief.

“Stamp Out Hunger comes at an important time of the year for our pantry, during a time when donations are usually low,” LIR Executive Director Jennifer Montgomery said. “It doesn’t get any easier to donate than to have your letter carrier pick it up at your house. We are grateful to our local carriers for helping fight hunger in Loudoun.”

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