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Mailbox food drive set for this weekend

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive offers an easy way to donate, right outside your front door.
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Matt Hitt delivers puts letters and a “Stamp Out Hunger” food bag in a mailbox.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — In partnership with Concho Valley Regional Food Bank and United Way of the Concho Valley, The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will hold its annual national food drive Saturday.

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country's largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need.

Residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag (or bags) containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox Saturday, May 14. As they deliver mail, local letter carriers will collect the donations that residents have left near their mailboxes and deliver them to Concho Valley Regional Food Bank.

The Concho Valley Regional Food Bank distributes to more than 97 different agencies including soup kitchens and food pantries in and beyond the Concho Valley.

“We are excited to partner with our community, to lessen food insecurity in the Concho Valley,” Concho Valley Regional Food Bank Executive Director Lee Pipkin said in a press release from the United Way. 

According to the release, the food bank plays a vital part in the community sending out more than 2.5 million pounds of food each year.

“The National Association of Letters Carriers local branch 1203, is proud to participate in the largest one-day food drive in the country! We are asking everyone to please fill the bag we left in your mailbox and leave it next to your box this Saturday” NALC 1203 President Sharon Smith said. 

For more information about Stamp Out Hunger, contact the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank, 325-655-3231 or United Way of the Concho Valley, 325-949-3716.