VIRGINIA BEACH -- Help stamp out hunger in Hampton Roads and across the country by leaving canned goods at your mailbox on Saturday.
The 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is May 10 and will help fill the shelves of foodbanks across the country. Click here for details from the National Assn. of Letter Carriers.
It's happening in every locality.
It's the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2013, you donated more than 74 million pounds of food nationwide. The equivalent of 100,000 meals was collected for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
Leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food items, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, whole grain pasta, rice or cereal, next to your mailbox by 9 a.m. Letter carriers will collect the bags as they deliver the mail and bring them to the Foodbank Saturday night.
Outer Banks communities supported by the Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills Post Offices will collect food for the Beach Food Pantry.
There are several ways to donate. Leave the items at your mailbox or take food to either the Kitty Hawk or Kill Devil Hills Post Office and leave it in the designated Beach Food Pantry donation bin. Beach Food Pantry donation bins will be available at both Post Offices during their normal working hours through Monday, May 12.