Get off your Can and Give a Can

May 08, 2008 |



What: Nation’s Largest Food Drive Celebrates Its 16th Anniversary While Helping Millions of Americans

When: On Saturday, May 10,2008. Along postal routes in Baltimore.

Info: Baltimore letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help. Now in its 16th year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, with letter carriers having collected more than 836 million pounds of food from postal customers since its inception. Donations are then delivered to community food banks, pantries and shelters.

Supporting the drive again this year are Campbell Soup Company, the U.S. Postal Service, America’s Second Harvest – the Nation’s Food Bank Network, Valpak – Cox Target Media, the AFL-CIO and United Way of America.

How: To help Stamp Out Hunger! in Baltimore this year, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 10. The local letter carriers will then collect donations from homes across the city and deliver them to the local Second Harvest Food Bank.

Where your donation will go:
According to America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network, more than 35 million people are food insecure, hungry or at risk of hunger. Approximately one in four people in a soup kitchen line is a child.

For more information on this contact Michael Smith
410-525-2444 or email-