May 9, 2015
Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive
This annual nationwide drive has collected more than one billion pounds of donated food since it began 23 years ago. Residents are asked to place non-perishable, protein-rich foods in a bag next to their mailboxes prior to regular mail delivery. Letter carriers collect the donations which are then delivered to FOOD Share, helping them feed 74,500 hungry friends and neighbors in Ventura County every month.
One-Day Food Drive details
When: One day – Saturday, May 9, 2015
Where: Postal routes throughout Oxnard, Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills or drop off a donation to a participating postal collection center:
|41 S. Wake Forrest Dr, Ventura||675 E. Santa Clara St, Ventura|
|1961 North “C” St, Oxnard||3435 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks|
What to donate: Non-perishable food items such as canned soup, vegetables, meats, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, pasta, rice, beans, and cereal.
Why: One in four Americans is worried about having enough money to put food on the table in the next year, according to a national hunger survey by Hart Research Associates, commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN). According to FRAC, of the 50.2 million people living in food insecure households (up from 36.2 million in 2008), 33 million are adults (14.5 percent of all adults) and 17.2 million are children (23.2 percent of all children).
Visit the National Association of Letter Carriers website: http://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive