Postal carriers to collect food Saturday during “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive

TRENT HEARD, city carrier and president of National Association of Letter Carriers local union, says Cairo’s postal workers are ready to collect food along with the mail during this Saturday’s 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger drive. The donated food will go to Grady County’s Help Agency.

Letter carriers in Grady County are joining forces with the Help Agency here to help “Stamp Out Hunger” this Saturday during the 20th annual food drive. The event provides assistance to those struggling to put food on the table.
“It’s a good thing to be a part of,” said Trent Heard, president of the local union of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Postal workers will deliver reminder postcards for the food drive to each household on Thursday, then on Friday, they will deliver a plastic bag ready to be filled with nonperishable food items. On Saturday, the donations should be placed on or near the donor’s mailbox for the letter carrier to collect and deliver to The Help Agency.
Some suggested items that may be donated include: canned soup; canned meats and fish; canned vegetables, fruits and juices; cereal; pasta; and rice.
The last time Grady County participated, donors gave 9,000 pounds of food. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held each year on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefiting Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
“We’re incredibly excited for the 20th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive,” said Fredric V. Rolando, NALC president. “We’re asking people across the country for their support to make this year’s drive the most successful in its 20-year history.”
Campbell Soup Company is supporting the food collection effort by donating one million pounds of food to Feeding America. “Campbell is committed to the success of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive and we encourage everyone to participate,” said Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company’s president and chief executive officer.

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