Stamp Out Hunger

Bag non-perishable food items and place them by your mailbox on
MAY 11, 2024
for your letter carrier to pick up and deliver to local food banks in your community.

Postal Service employees will step up to Stamp Out Hunger — an annual food drive to help feed those in need — on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

The National Association of Letter Carriers leads the one-day event, with help from USPS, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the AFL-CIO, the Kellogg Co., CVS Health, Valpak, United Way Worldwide, Vericast and local food pantries.

To participate, USPS customers are asked to fill a bag with healthy, nonperishable food items and place it by their mailbox for mail carriers to pick up. During the drive, postal employees collect the food and donate it to local food banks and pantries.

The drive is held in spring because many schools suspend their breakfast and lunch programs for the summer, leaving millions of kids in need of alternative sources of nutrition.

“That makes the timing of the food drive crucial,” said NALC President Brian L. Renfroe. “Letter carriers go out on their routes and see up close what their communities need.”