Area residents are invited to participate in the nation’s largest one-day food and fund drive on Saturday, May 12, during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger event.

During the drive, mail carriers will serve double duty by delivering mail and collecting donations on behalf of The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.

Bags and envelopes will be delivered to homes the week of May 7-11. Monetary gifts may be
mailed back or left in the bags or in mailboxes; and non-perishable food items should be placed in the bags and left outside for pick-up on Saturday, May 12.

Most-needed items include peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereal, rice, beans and boxed meal helpers. All items will be distributed to pantries, soup kitchens and other agencies within the county in which it is collected. 

Monetary gifts will be used to purchase groceries, including fresh produce, protein and dairy—
perishable items that cannot be donated through the food drive. Because of The Food Bank’s
purchasing power, every $10 gift purchases and distributes $210 worth of groceries for
neighbors in need.