Leave nonperishable food by mailbox Saturday to help feed needy local residents

MAY 9 – The National Association of Letter Carriers, or NALC, is conducting its 26th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 12.

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive provides Hardin County residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community.

Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail Saturday. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

Locally, the donated food will be distributed to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its network of Partner Agencies throughout 46-counties in Middle and West Tennessee, ensuring that all donated food remains in the county in which it is donated, NALC said.

 “Stamp Out Hunger is like no other food drive as it allows every community across the country to collectively come together on one day to do their part to fight hunger. We are so grateful to the individuals who donate non-perishable items and for the letter carriers who take the time to collect each bag to help fight hunger in our 46-county service area,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest.

 According to Feeding America’s recently released Map the Meal Gap 2018 study, more than 362,020 people across Second Harvest’s 46-country service area are food insecure, which is defined as limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Other key findings include:

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