26th Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Set for Saturday, May12

Let's #StampOutHunger and Restock the Food Bank of Northern Indiana for the Summer Months When the Need is High and Food Donations are Low

On the second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect food donations along their postal routes to restock food banks and pantries during Stamp Out Hunger.   Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest one-day food drive and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s largest drive each year.

The Food Bank’s 2018 goal is to collect 100,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to restock its shelves for the summer months when the need is high and food drive donations are typically low. 

Most Needed Items:

  • Canned soup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Spaghetti Noodles
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Personal Care Items (toilet paper, bar soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, etc.)
  • Baby items (shampoo, wipes, bath wash, lotion, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, etc.)
  • Pet Food

National Stamp Out Hunger partners include: The National Association of Letter Carriers (N.A.L.C.), the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (N.R.L.C.A.), U.S. Postal Service, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), Valpak, United Way Worldwide, AFL-CIO and Valassis.   In addition, IRBN, Inc., Kroger Stores, Martin’s Super Markets and Culver's in Mishawaka are local supporters of Stamp Out  Hunger Food Drive.Hunger.

Area residents are asked to place nonperishables in a sturdy bag by their mailbox by 8 a.m. If it looks like rain, please use a plastic bag.  These donations will be picked up and delivered to the Food Bank.  Please do not include any glass containers items. 

If residents are not going to be home on Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, they can drop off their donation at any postal branch retail counter before the drive.  In addition, orange Food Bank food drive collection barrels will be located at Kroger Stores in South Bend and Mishawaka and Martin’s Super Markets locations in South Bend, Mishawaka and Granger, the week of May 8, to collect donations.

New in 2018, Culver's 5220 N. Main Stree, Mishawaka, will provide one free scoop of custard if you bring in two canned good items to donate for Stamp Out Hunger from May 7 - 12 to the Mishawka location.

Stamp Out Hunger takes place in St. Joseph County and communities all across the nation.  Together, let's #StampOutHunger on Saturday, May 12!

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