Mail carriers unite to Stamp Out Hunger

Leave donations by mailbox Saturday

Tri-City Area United Way will once again partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers’ national food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, on Saturday.

In May 2017, the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive collected 75 million pounds of food in one day for individuals and families in need throughout the United States. This was the 14th consecutive year the food drive exceeded 70 million pounds, bringing the total amount of food collected since the drive began in 1992 to 1.5 billion pounds.

Behind those numbers are the many individuals and families whose lives have been improved by the passion and hard work of volunteers. Hundreds of United Way-supported food agencies across the country are recipients of donations, helping to meet a vital community need.

People are asked to set out non-perishable food well before the letter carrier’s normal pickup time. He or she will be delivering and collecting mail as usual, on top of collecting food donations, so that pickup time could be slightly later than usual. Your letter carrier might also have helpers. A good rule of thumb is to have the bags by the mailbox by 9 a.m.

For information about Stamp Out Hunger, contact Sarah Rabideau, CEO/executive director of Tri-City Area United Way, at 715-735-7785 or