Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Carries On Next Week

  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Carries On Next Week

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Carries On Next Week

"So that's why we do it right before school is let out, so we can fill the shelves back up and stamp out hunger".

Sounds of rain drops and crinkling bags are heard throughout Rapid City. Within the local network, more than 26,500 pounds of food was collected a year ago.

Letter carriers are collecting more than mail today.

Dean Crisman says, "It's no problem".

Each year the National Association of Letter Carriers does a food drive.

"We volunteer to help stock up the food banks in the area", Jeff Wills, labor council vice president, said. "It grew nationwide more and more and more".

"We've been successful in previous years of being number one, so hopefully we'll be able to do that again this year", Hoffman told News 4.

Dean Crisman says, "It's awesome".

The collected food was delivered to St. Francis Food Pantry in Eau Claire. It was an eye-opener. Us as mail carriers, we see the need everyday.

Right now, one in every six Americans are food insecure, equating to 49 million people.

Stamp out Hunger has been feeding people for more than 25 years, and all of the food collected stays in the community to help battle hunger locally, a simple concept that has proved successful.

The branch got a good start to collections on Friday from Highmark West Virginia, Elschlager said.

Please do not donate homemade food, home-canned items or frozen food.

If you'd like to donate non-perishable foods on Saturday, May 12th, you can put them by your mailbox in a bag. Monetary donations can also be made online at feedinghope.org or by calling 405-600-3136.