‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive set for Saturday

“Stamp Out Hunger” food drive set for Saturday

lfabian@macon.comMay 5, 2014 

Middle Georgia mail carriers will join colleagues across the nation Saturday in picking up canned goods at residential mailboxes.

The annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign is billed as the country’s largest single-day of giving as the National Association of Letter Carriers teams up with the U.S. Postal Service to collect nonperishable food items for local food banks.

In Macon, goods will be distributed to the Salvation Army and the Loaves & Fishes Ministry, said Ronald Raleigh, executive director of the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.

He expects many Middle Georgians will benefit from goods collected locally.

“It’s a good drive for all our agencies,” Raleigh said.

Organizers say critical shortages occur after supplies wane from the holiday giving season and before demand increases when children are not enrolled in school meal programs.

To participate, leave food items in a bag at the mailbox before Saturday delivery.

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