Chattanooga's "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Is May 10

Friday, May 02, 2014
David Carroll and city letter carrier, Herb Knowles
David Carroll and city letter carrier, Herb Knowles
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will have its 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 10.

Residents are encouraged to leave a bag of non-­perishable food, such as canned vegetables, tuna, peanut butter, dry beans, or oats, next to their mailbox prior to their regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 10.  City letter carriers will take donations to the CAFB. The CAFB is also accepting Stamp Out Hunger monetary donations along with canned food items.
Food and funds raised through this event will help to feed the one in six adults and one in four children in the Chattanooga area who are unsure where their next meal will come from.

“During the summer months, the Food Bank’s pantries run low because donations are down. We are thankful to the city letter carriers and our community for making Stamp Out Hunger a success each year and helping to fill that void.” said Maeghan Jones, president of the CAFB. “I hope that our community will come together again this year on May 10, and support Stamp Out Hunger and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.”

Stamp Out Hunger is one of the CAFB’s largest annual food drives. Last May, the letter carriers collected more than 80,000 pounds of food for the CAFB and its 20-county service area. This year, the CAFB’s goal is 100,000 pounds, an amount that would provide over 83,000 meals.


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