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“Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive happening this Saturday

Posted at 8:29 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 09:29:37-04

On Saturday, May 11, the National Association of Letter Carriers will work to “Stamp Out Hunger” across the nation during their annual food drive.

Abby Breidenbach was LIVE at the Lafayette Post Office on Bertrand Drive with more on the event.

Letter carriers in Lafayette will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday as a part of the nationwide effort to “Stamp Out Hunger.” The Lafayette food drive is conducted in part with FoodNet Food Bank and the United Way of Acadiana.

TheU.S. Postal Service has been participating in the annual food drive for 27 years.

Residents are encouraged to fill up special brown paper bags with any non-perishable food items. Letter carriers will be placing those bags in mailboxes this week for use on Saturday.

Filled bags can be left in or near mailboxes for pickup on Saturday, May 11. For those living in apartments or with community mail rooms, canned goods can be left in brown bags at their normally designated mail space.

Those who miss the chance to place their bags out on Saturday can set them out any day this week or on Monday, May 13.

Lafayette postal workers are hopeful that this year will be a great success.

Volunteers are needed to help sort through all of the food items collected during the drive. Volunteers are asked to call FoodNet or go online to sign up. Sorting and packing will take place behind the post office on Bertrand Drive on Saturday, May 11 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

For more requirements on volunteering head to the FoodNet Food Bank website.

The event is an effort to help those facing hunger in communities around Louisiana and the country.