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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Stamp out hunger 2Saturday, May 10, marks the 22nd anniversary of America’s largest-single day of giving-the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Campbell Soup and other partners.

Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by the mailbox on Saturday, May 10, and your postal carrier will do the rest. It’s that simple and hundreds of Johnson County residents will be helped.

Contributions from Johnson County will be delivered to the First Baptist Church Food Pantry in Vienna and Goreville Ministerial Alliance’s Food Pantry. Your donation will be distributed locally.

In 2013, 74 million pounds of food was collected by postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of the 21-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food.

The food drive’s timing is crucial. Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available to children in need.

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