The Chattanooga Area Food Bank wants everyone in the Greater Chattanooga area to mark their calendar for the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive this Saturday, May 13.
This food drive gives community members the opportunity to make a difference without ever leaving their home. On Saturday, May 13 residents are encouraged to leave a bag of non-perishable food next to their mailbox prior to their regular mail delivery - no glass containers please. Food such as canned vegetables, tuna, peanut butter, dry beans, or oats are always needed at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank but please remember not to include items in glass containers. City letter carriers will collect food donations from area residences as they deliver the mail and will take the donations to the Food Bank. The Food Bank is accepting Stamp Out Hunger monetary donations along with donated canned food items.
Food and funds raised through this drive will help to feed the 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 children in the Chattanooga area who are unsure where their next meal will come from.
Stamp Out Hunger is one of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank's largest annual food drives. Last May, the letter carriers in the Food Bank's service region collected more than 153,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank and its 20 county service area.