‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive kicks off Saturday, May 14

"Our biggest food drive of the year"

It’s time for the 30th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which is the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s biggest yearly drive.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

It’s a wonderful benefit for the Community Food Bank and it’s all happening on Saturday, May 14. Historically, the drive has been a huge success and brings in much-needed food donations to stock their local food pantries for summer.

“This Saturday is the biggest food drive of the year,” the Community Food Bank shared on Twitter. “And all you have to do is leave a bag of food by your mailbox.”

It’s really as simple as that. To participate, you’ll need to collect a bag of non-perishable food and then set it out by your mailbox on Saturday so that it can be picked up by your letter carrier.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Other ways to donate

There are more ways to donate, too. For example, if you don’t have anything to bag up and leave outside, you can donate to the Community Food Bank online at donate.communityfoodbank.org.

Want to volunteer?

For those that want to pitch in another way, the Community Food Bank is accepting volunteers to support the drive by signing up to collect food at the post offices. If you’re interested in joining the team, shoot over an email to volunteer@communityfoodbank.org.

In recent news, the Community Food Bank brought back its walk-in services here in Tucson. The move marked an end to drive-thru food distribution, which started nearly two years ago.

“We’re excited to serve our community in a face-to-face, walk-in manner again and we’re working hard to do this safely,” said Robert Ojeda, Chief Program Officer. “Drive-thru food distribution worked for many months, yet it also limits our interactions with people.”

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

For more information on the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, visit communityfoodbank.org

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