30th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers' 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is Saturday, May 14. Residents are asked to place nonperishable food donations in a bag by or in the mailbox ahead of normal delivery time. STAFF FILE

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The National Association of Letter Carriers' 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is Saturday, May 14. Residents are asked to place nonperishable food donations in a bag by or in the mailbox ahead of normal delivery time. STAFF FILE

Place nonperishable items in bags by mailbox ahead of mail delivery time.

The 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is Saturday, which locally will benefit The Foodbank Inc.

The National Association of Letter Carriers will collect donations of nonperishable food for the nation’s largest one-day food drive.

Place food items in bags in or near the mailbox on Saturday before normal delivery time.

Dayton area residents will receive paper bags in the mail to use when donating food items.

Since the drive began in 1983, roughly 1.82 billion pounds of food has been collected and distributed to local food banks, food pantries, community kitchens and churches, according to a release about the drive.

The Foodbank has sorted and distributed donations received through the drive to nearly 100 partner agencies in Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties.

In The Foodbank’s service area, more than 100,000 people, including more than 30,000 children, struggle with food insecurity. Across Ohio 1.5 million people are facing hunger, including nearly 450,000 children, according to the release.

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