Campbell Soup Co. and the National Association of Letter Carriers are to team up Saturday to support Feeding America and help Stamp Out Hunger across America. Now in its 21st year, the annual food drive helps provide assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, conducted the second Saturday in May, benefits Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. In 2012, letter carriers collected food donations from 10,000 communities, helping to put millions of meals on the tables of Americans in need.
Last year's drive also marked the ninth consecutive year that people donated more than 70 million pounds of food to the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. But, with more than 50 million people - including nearly 17 million children - facing hunger in America, the fight for hunger relief continues.
Campbell Soup and its partners produced post cards and grocery bags that will be delivered to more than 75 million homes across the country as a reminder and a means to participate in the drive. Also Campbell is supporting this year's food collection effort by donating 1 million pounds of food-more than 800,000 meals-to Feeding America member food banks.
To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery Saturday. Letter carriers are to collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to a local Feeding America food bank or hunger-relief organization.