Letter carriers prepare for 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger day

The event is the largest food drive in the world
Posted at 10:24 PM, May 10, 2017

Stamp Out Hunger Day, the largest one-day food drive in the world, is Saturday May 13.

Letter carriers including Scott Van Derven collect food donations for the Hunger Task Force. People are asked to leave donated food in the blue plastic bag they'll find in their mailbox.

"In some of our larger apartment buildings we actually put a bin to make it easy, but I will put one of our postal service white tubs and maybe a little reminder card on it so you know what it's for," Van Derven said.

Letter carriers drop off the food at their post office where volunteers sort it into trucks.

Van Derven joked that it isn't always food placed in the blue bags.

"As far as strange things, I've gotten caviar in this area which is nice. And also lingerie so, what are you going to do," he said.

In 2016, letter carriers collected 80 million pounds of food nationwide and over the course of Stamp Out Hunger’s 25 years they've collected 1.5 billion pounds of food.

For more information visit the Hunger Task Force website. 


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