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"Stamp Out Hunger" this Saturday

Letter carriers hope to collect one million pounds of donated food for FeedMore WNY
Posted at 1:55 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 13:55:30-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Saturday May 11th is the 27th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive across the nation and here in WNY.

The letter carriers are hoping to collect over one million pounds of food in WNY to help families facing food insecurity.

People are asked to put a bag of food by their mailboxes Saturday morning so a letter carrier or a volunteer can pick it up.

Only non-perishable items are desired and no glass bottles.

This year, the letter carriers are looking for more volunteers to help pick up the food and unload it at local post offices.

Those interested in helping can contact NALC Buffalo/WNY offices at (716) 631-3941.

Donated food will be turned over to FeedMore WNY to help during the summer months when donations hit a low spot.

FeedMore WNY is a new partnership between The Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels that hopes to create additional food services for children and the elderly.

As 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly found out, "Stamp Out Hunger" comes at a critical time of the year when kids will soon lose access to in-school food programs during the summer recess.