25th annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive takes place on Saturday (with video)

The 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place May 13, 2017. Donations should be placed outside for pick-up by 8 a.m.

The 25th annual <a href=”https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive” target=”_blank”>Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive</a> is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, and Dan Porter, local branch president of the <a href=”https://www.nalc.org%20″ target=”_blank”>National Association of Letter Carriers</a>, will be participating for his 15th consecutive year.

Porter said he’s proud of what has happened during those years, with almost 500,000 pounds of food collected for the <a href=”http://cachefoodpantry.com/” target=”_blank”>Cache Community Food Pantry</a>. He encouraged all Cache Valley residents to participate in this year’s campaign.

“We ask that customers fill a bag of food and put it by their mailbox before their letter carrier comes and we will pick it up and deliver it to the food pantry for you,” Porter said. “You should be getting bags and reminder cards in the mail either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.”

Porter said it’s best to have food donations placed outside before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Because some people are so generous, some letter carriers take family members along their routes to help them carry the food to their vehicles.

All donations to the Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food drive are tax-deductible.  Donations of non-perishable food items like cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, rice, canned fruits, vegetables and meats, soups, juice, peanut butter and macaroni &amp; cheese are welcome, along with low-sodium, low-sugar items like beans, oatmeal and other whole grains, and canola or olive oil.

Please do not contribute frozen food, homemade food or home-canned items. Foods that have expired or are in glass containers are likewise discouraged. Any food that is opened, damaged, out of code or is not labeled with an official list of ingredients will be discarded in the sorting process. Visit <a href=”http://www.nalc.org/”>www.nalc.org</a> for more information. 

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