On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will collect food donations left at the mailboxes of generous citizens to provide assistance to the millions of Americans struggling with hunger. In our greater Charlottesville community, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Locally, the Letter Carriers partner with the United Way and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol Monticello Composite Squadron will spend long hours sorting the food.
This week I’ve been hanging out with Michael McKee, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, as we’ve been promoting the Drive. He told me, “Stamp Out Hunger is one of the most important food drives of the year because it generates a rich supply of nutritious food at a time when food donations are typically at their lowest. And, school is nearly out for summer, and that means that families with children who rely on school breakfasts and lunches will be in even greater need. We need a strong response to Stamp Out Hunger so that we can stock our shelves for June.”
Wonder what foods are great to donate to the food drive? Here are a few non-perishable food items requested by the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank:
Canned Fruits & Veggies
No glass, please!
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