Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

April 17, 2013

'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive set for May 11

CROSSVILLE — On May 11, the Crossville Post Office will hold its annual food drive to help "Stamp Out Hunger" in America. The United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC) have partnered together for 21 years to create one of the most successful food drives in the nation.

Last year, carriers collected over 70 million pound of food. This was the ninth consecutive drive surpassing 70 million pounds. Total donations received since the drive began in 1993 amount to 1.2 billion pounds of food.

Food banks receive the bulk of their donations during the winter holiday season. By May, their stores are nearly depleted – this drive helps restock the food banks as the summer months approach.

Last year, in Cumberland County, about 13 tons of non-perishable food was collected and distributed to 10 local food pantries.

What to do:

On May 11, the second Saturday of May, place non-perishable food items at your mailbox for food pantry volunteers or mail carriers to collect. Or you can take food donations to the lobby of the Crossville Post Office.

For more information, contact the Post Office at 456-9610. 

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