Help “stamp” out hunger locally: Leave food donations by your mailbox this Saturday

If you have a well-stocked pantry, you can help those who don’t (and are in need) by leaving some nonperishable food items next to your mailbox, on May 13, for your postal carrier to pick up, during this year’s Stamp Out Hunger campaign. As this is a national food drive, postal carriers will be collecting homeowners’ donations across the country.

Island Harvest Food Bank, a local hunger relief organization, has teamed up with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service (USPS) for this 25th annual campaign. On Long Island, all food collected will help Island Harvest Food Bank to provide supplemental food support to the more than 316,000 Long Islanders who are at risk of hunger and food insecurity.

Just leave nonperishable food items, like canned goods, cereal, pasta, rice, boxed juices and shelf-stable milk (no glass), next to your mailbox before your regularly scheduled mail delivery. Your USPS letter carrier will do the rest; easy-peasy!

“Every donation, no matter how small, will help us serve those of our neighbors who are struggling to put food on their tables,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank.

I know that life can get busy and finding time to participate in a good cause isn’t always easy, but this type of food drive makes it easier than ever to help others. So, sift through your pantry closet or take a trip to your local supermarket, and help provide meals to those most in need.

25th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive
Warehouse volunteer opportunities: May 13, 15, 16 and 17
Warehouse: 40 Enter Lane, Islandia
516-294-8528 ·