23rd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Set for Saturday, May 9

Letter Carriers, With Generous Community Support, Will Restock Food Bank's Shelves for Summer Months During Largest Food Drive of the Year

On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers will collect food donations along their postal routes to restock food banks and pantries in more than 10,000 communities all across the country.

Stamp Out Hunger is the nation's largest one-day food drive and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana's largest one-day food drive and the Food Bank's largest drive each year.  Our goal is to collect 150,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and commemorate South Bend's 150th Anniversary.  This drive restocks our member pantries shelves for the summer months when the need is high and food donations are very low.

Here's how you can help:

  • Place your non-perishable food donation in a sturdy bag by your mailbox by 8 a.m.  Your donation will be picked up and delivered to the Food Bank.
  • If you're not going to be home on Saturday, May 9, take your donation to any retail counter at any US Post Office before the drive.  You may also drop off your donation in orange Food Bank collection barrels located in Kroger Stores and Martin's Super Markets in St. Joseph County through Saturday, May 9.
  • No glass containers, please.

Most needed items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly
  • Boxed Scalloped Potatoes
  • Long Grain White Rice
  • Pasta - Spaghetti, Elbow Macaroni and Wide Egg Noodles
  • Lasagna Pasta Boxed Dinner
  • Canned Vegetables (Whole Kernal Corn)
  • Canned Fruit (Peach Halves)
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Flavored Rix Mix
  • Canned White Chunk Chicken
  • Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Personal Care Items (Toilet Paper, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, Shampoo, Deoderant, Bar Soap, etc.)
  • Baby Items (Shampoo, Wipes, Bath Wash, Lotion)
  • Cleaning Supplies

You donation will make a difference on Saturday, May 9.  Let's Stamp Out Hunger!

Special thanks to Kroger Stores, Martin's Super Markets, IRBN, Inc. South Bend Tribune and Towne Air Freight.  Thank you to Meijer 331, South Bend Chocolate Company, Kroger-Western Avenue, Little Caesar's-Western Avenue and Jimmy Johns-Portage Avenue for the food donations for our volunteers.  We are grateful for the National Association of Letter Carriers #330, the National Rural Letter Carriers' Assocation and the United States Postal Service for helping us feed the hungry in our community.

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