United Way's Emerging Leaders Society is looking for a team of 15 volunteers to join them at the Palm Beach Gardens Post Office in support of Stamp Out Hunger. As letter carriers bring food items back to the post office, our team will assist in sorting the food, which will be taken to the PBC Food Bank for distribution to families and individuals in need..
About Stamp Out Hunger:
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will collect food donations in order to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception as a national food drive in 1993. The nation’s 180,000 letter carriers will collect food donations left at the mailboxes of generous Americans in more than 10,000 communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger-relief organizations.
Wonder what foods are great to donate to the food drive? Here are a few non-perishable food items requested by food banks:
• Canned fruits and vegetables
• Canned meals such as soups, chili, pasta
• 100% juice
• Peanut butter
• Pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce
• Macaroni & cheese
• Canned protein – tuna, chicken, turkey
• Beans – canned or dry