Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Atmore Post Office is gearing up for the annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign, which will be held this Sat., May 14.

Every year, the U.S. Postal Service partners with the National Association of Letter Carriers to help more than 48 million Americans, including one in five children, who face hunger every day.

In addition to delivering the mail, carriers will be collecting non-perishable food donations on their mail route.

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Atmore Post Office Supervisor Fred Harris said the carriers left a brown bag in each mailbox for the non-perishable food items.

Those who participate are asked to leave the non-perishable food donation in the bag by the mailbox on Saturday prior to the carrier’s delivery of the mail.

Additionally, those who aren’t able to set the bag next to their mailbox can leave their items on the porch, Harris said.

“For over two decades, the Postal Service has joined the National Association of Letter Carriers and others to help Stamp Out Hunger in America,” said Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan. “As we come together to help feed America’s hungry, I encourage our customers across the country to support this vital one-day food drive. Working together, we will continue making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans in need.”

Last year’s food drive resulted in over 71 million pounds of food collected by Postal Service carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people.