Donations Help Central Texas Food Bank Fill Shelves at Time of High Need
Austin, TX, May 6, 2019 – In addition to delivering mail on Saturday, May 11, letter carriers will be collecting bags filled with nonperishable items for Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest one-day food drive, led by the National Association of Letter Carriers and supported by the U.S. Postal Service.
All food collected locally will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank, the largest hunger relief charity in Central Texas. The Food Bank serves 46,000 Central Texans each week in its vast 21 county service area.
“Stamp Out Hunger comes at a time of high need for the Food Bank,” said Derrick Chubbs, Central Texas Food Bank president and CEO. “During the summer our shelves tend to get a little bit emptier. Many children don’t have access to school lunches and families and seniors are faced with higher utility bills. The donations we receive from this one-day food drive allow us to help thousands of our neighbors in need at a critical time.”
Last year, donations from Stamp Out Hunger provided more than 20,000 meals for Central Texans in need.
How Stamp Out Hunger Works
- You’ll receive a reminder post card in the mail prior to May 11th. Put that in a convenient spot to jog your memory.
- Look for a bag in your mailbox the week of May 6th. Fill that bag with healthy, non-perishable food and place it next to your mailbox before your regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 11, and your letter carrier will pick it up.
- If you don’t receive a bag, simply grab any sturdy paper or plastic bag you have around the house and use it for your donation. Or if you want to leave your donation in a reusable bag, we’ll pass that along to a Food Bank client.
Food Bank Most Needed Items
- Peanut butter
- Canned protein such as tuna, chicken, chili, etc.
- Canned low sodium vegetables
- Dry pinto beans
- Brown rice
- Non-fat dry milk powder
- Whole grain cereals
For Media: B-roll available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/nl12pqiencmbc5z/Stamp%20Out%20Hunger%20b-roll.mp4?dl=0