The National Association of Letter Carriers invites you to kick-off the 2017 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The kick-off will take place today, Thursday, May 11 at 11:00a.m. at the main post office located at 500 West Chestnut Expressway.
The 2017 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place on Saturday, May 13. Area residents are encouraged to put non-perishable food items by their mailboxes for their letter carrier to pick-up. Food collected will benefit four area non-profits, including The Salvation Army. In addition, volunteers are still needed to sort and box food at The Salvation Army.
“This food drive is critical for The Salvation Army,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer. “In this one day we raise enough food to sustain our Food Pantry and feeding programs for nearly half a year. We need the help of community in order to make this a success. Whether you are donating food or your time on this day, it all makes a difference.”
Volunteers will be sorting and packing food at The Salvation Army’s main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway from 1:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. Additional volunteers are still needed and families and individuals of all ages are welcome to participate in this effort.
The NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the nation’s largest single day food drive raising over 255,000 pounds of food locally last year. Annually, The Salvation Army provides over 100,000 meals in the community and more than 8,000 bags of groceries to families here in the Ozarks.
For more information please call 417-315-9441 or 417-763-1357.