This Saturday is the USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, an annual activity that gives a big boost to local food banks.
Postal patrons can participate by filling a bag or bags with non-perishable food items and putting them out by your mailbox before the usual time for your mail carrier to arrive on Saturday, May 13. This Saturday might be a wet one, so clean plastic bags are preferred, and please double-bag if you are giving heavy cans of food. You can leave the food inside your mailbox if it’s large enough — be sure to put the flag up to alert your carrier. If you get mail in a community mail box, please leave your donations somewhere near the box (underneath may help keep them dry).
The food drive is voluntary, and not all carriers participate, but if you do not receive the Stamp Out Hunger postcard and/or plastic bag, you can take nonperishable foods in to your local post office to donate.