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Letter carriers ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ drive next Saturday

May 4, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Letter carriers in Lee County are gearing up for the 26th annual national letter carrier food drive. The nation's largest single-day food drive, "Stamp Out Hunger," will be held on Saturday, May 12. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. The United Way is a partner agency with the letter carriers and the food drive.

Most food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank through their participating agencies in the county. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, non-breakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and soups.

Those who will not be able to leave food on the 12th may drop off their contributions at any Post Office.

Volunteers are needed to both help letter carriers collect the food and to help sort the food once it has been collected. Volunteers wishing to assist letter carriers with their preliminary food sorting should contact Tanya Phillips at Harry Chapin Food Bank, 239-334-7007; those wishing to volunteer to assist drivers in picking up food should contact Kim Berghs at the United Way, 239-433-7547.

Additional information about the letter carrier food drive and early food drop-off may be obtained by contacting George Sciascia, Letter Carriers' Food Drive coordinator, at, phone 239-218-1147.



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