Help Stamp Out Hunger

with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Family Services campus
3333 Third Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
United States

Event Description:

HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER  - Food Collected by Postal Carriers to Benefit Local Families - 
 
SACRAMENTO, CA – Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect food from their postal customers, who participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 25 years. 
 
Donors place non-perishable food items near their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers mail on  May 12, 2018. The carrier does the rest. In Sacramento County, the food is picked up by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), sorted by volunteers and then distributed to families in need in our community. This donation drive is unique as residents don’t need to leave their homes to make a difference. The process is easy: 
1. Keep an eye out for a paper grocery bag to arrive in mailboxes this week. 
2. Fill bag with items in your pantry to feed a family in need. Helpful shelf-stable food items include: canned fruits and veggies, pasta, beans, rice and more! Remember that canned items travel better than items in glass jars. 
3. Put your bag out by your mailbox for your letter carrier.  
 
The goal is to collect 250,000 pounds of food during this one-day drive. Residents in Sacramento County donated over 220,000 pounds of food in 2017, but more families than ever are turning to local food pantries and your contributions make a significant difference!  
 
Who: Residents of any age can participate and help feed a family in need What: Fill a bag with canned food items When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 Where: All residential mailboxes in Sacramento County Why: To help end hunger in our community 
 
About Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services: Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is a local, privately funded, non-profit organization serving families in need since 1976. A staff of 86 and nearly 10,000 volunteers accomplish SFBFS’ mission of assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. To learn more about SFBFS’ 14 services, which are provided at no cost to local families in need, please visit www.sacramentofoodbank.org.