Wednesday, May 9, 2012
You can help fight hunger just by leaving food near your mailbox this weekend.
Letter carriers across Wichita and surrounding communities will collect non-perishable food donations May 12 to “Stamp Out Hunger."
Donors are asked to leave non-perishable food donations in a paper or plastic bag near the mailbox. Donations should include peanut butter, canned tuna or chicken, soup, cereals, pasta and rice. Residents are asked to avoid donating food in glass containers or expired items.
Letter Carriers will collect and bring all donations to the Kansas Food Bank. Donations will be allocated to local pantry partners where the food will then be distributed to families in need.
Brian Walker, President and CEO of the Kansas Food Bank, said the struggling economy is making it difficult for families to put food on the table.
"It is critical that the Kansas Food Bank and our pantry partners have sufficient supplies to provide nutritious meals for the growing number of people needing assistance," Walker said.
The National Association of Letter Carriers is conducting the 20th annual letter carrier food drive.