Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Today


The 23rd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive
is on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

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The largest single-day food drive in the United States also happens to be one of the easiest to be a part of. All it takes is a quick trip to your mailbox. Throughout the week leading up to the food drive, local letter carriers will be dropping off reminder post cards and special grocery bags to both city and rural residents’ mailboxes. The letter carriers encourage those who can help to fill the bags, or any other grocery bag, with nonperishable food items and leave them by their mailboxes on the morning of Saturday, May 9. Your letter carrier will do the rest, making sure the food gets to the one in five Arizonans — and one in four children — dealing with hunger issues in our state.

For more information on this event, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com.


  1. We left two bags of groceries out this year and when we got home they had been picked up, same as always! once I missed setting out the groceries on the Saturday, so I decided to put them out on Monday with a note, the letter carrier picked them up anyway and even left me a nice note back saying essentially that it was all good and he would get them to the food drive folks. I will do this again next year and for as long as the postal folks want to do it. I think this is a tremendous service to the community food bank at a time of year when donations begin to slack off.

  2. Often there are volunteers picking up the donation, not your letter carrier. My husband’s business was a bulk mailer, and he volunteered for several years to drive neighborhoods in his pick up and pick up the food.

  3. Bobbie, same thing happened to us when the postal carrier failed to pick up our food donations. So now I just give $ when I can. And I used to volunteer at the Food Pantry for 5 years.

    • Thanks for the reply. I meant to also say that I am a huge supporter of the Post Office and I think they have been given a very raw deal by our Congress. We used to have the same Carrier for years but they sent her someplace else and it has been different carriers ever since. Just a bum deal with the food drive but I have no complaints with the post office’s overall performance.

  4. I’ve given to this food drive for years. Last year I put out two full bags right by my mailbox, just like always. But the carrier absolutely refused to pick them up. i called the post office and even went down and spoke to the manager. I got a pretty lame excuse so I won’t donate this way again.

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