Help Placer Food Bank and the USPS Stamp Out Hunger May 12

Help Placer Food Bank and the USPS Stamp Out Hunger May 12

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  • The 26th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive let’s you help others without leaving the house thanks to the hard work of the USPSstamp-out-hunger-banner-artThe National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is the chief organizer in the nation’s largest one-day food drive!! The NALC effort is held annually on the second Saturday in May, in 10,000 cities and towns in every part of the country. Residents put out non-perishable food donations on that day, which letter carriers collect as they deliver mail along their postal routes. This is a LOT of extra work for our community letter carriers and the Placer Food Bank appreciates all their extra hard work to make a difference in our communities.We invite you to join the event and be on the lookout for the brown paper bags being delivered a week before the event by your letter carrier. All you need to do to participate is fill the bag with non-perishable foods.  While you are welcome to donate whatever you desire and any extras, some of the most needed foods are:
    • Peanut Butter (plastic containers only please)
    • Dried pastas like spaghetti, egg noodles or macaroni & cheese
    • Pasta sauce (canned or plastic containers only please)
    • Cereals
    • Canned tuna, chicken, or salmon
    • Canned fruits
    • Canned vegetables
    • Soups, chilies and stews
    • Canned black beans, kidney beans, or garbanzo beans
    • Brown, white or wild rice
    • Dried lentils, beans or peas
    • Dried fruit
    • Granola bars
    • Shelf-stable milk
    • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed please)
    • And other nutritious, “healthy-choice” foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)

    Donations to Stamp Our Hunger will be taken back to the local post offices,  and will then be taken to our local food banks. In the Placer Food Bank region of El Dorado, Nevada and Placer Counties, the following post offices are collecting for us and our agencies:

    Post Office Location Food Bank Collecting Donations
    Roseville @ Sierra Gardens Drive Placer Food Bank
    Rocklin @ Pacific Street Placer Food Bank
    Lincoln @ Gateway Drive Salt Mine
    Forest Hill @ Racetrack Street Elijah’s Jar
    Newcastle @ Old State Hwy Adventist Community Services
    Auburn @ Lincoln Way Auburn Interfaith and Salvation Army
    Colfax @ Church Street Salvation Army

  • Planning to be out of town and can’t leave a bag?  You can still help with the click of the mouse.

 

Online donations can also be made, just

 

CLICK HERE TO HELP US STAMP OUT HUNGER

 

Please help our letter carrier Stamp Out Hunger in our community.

Together, we can deliver hope for those in need!!