Food Drive to Benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank and Other Local Hunger-Relief Charities
As the school year ends, hunger becomes real for many of the school-age CHILDREN who live in the greater Fort Worth region and often depend on school meals for their primary source of nutrition. Their caretakers will often struggle financially to provide the food for these meals.
To help feed these children and their younger siblings, residents can donate food from their mailboxes SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015, for the 23rd annual “STAMP OUT HUNGER!” food drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). Letter carriers in the Fort Worth/Tarrant County area and across the nation will collect donations of nonperishable foods that are in non-breakable containers.
Food collected in Tarrant and surrounding counties will go to the Tarrant Area Food Bank or other local charities providing emergency groceries and meals. Children account for more than one-third of individuals receiving food aid from hunger-relief charities and social service agencies served by the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Non Perishable foods most needed to feed hungry children and families: Canned meats and fish, canned soups and stews, canned vegetables, canned fruit, boxed or canned juice, cereals, peanut butter, boxed pasta, boxed rice and dried beans.
“The letter carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger! food drive especially helps children who are at risk of going hungry when school closes for the summer,” said Bo Soderbergh, executive director, Tarrant Area Food Bank. “The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive makes it easy for the community to make a difference in the lives of our youngest neighbors when they need it the most. All you have to do is simply leave a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox, and your letter carrier will do the rest.”
Major supporters of the 23rd NALC STAMP OUT HUNGER! food drive are the U.S. Postal Service, AFL-CIO, Feeding America, United Way, Valassis and Valpak Direct Marketing Systems.
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