By Special to the Daily World
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta encourages community members to donate a sturdy bag of nonperishable items (canned foods, pasta, rice, cereal, etc.) to be collected by letter carriers as they deliver mail along their postal routes on Saturday, May 14. “Stamp Out Hunger” is a national partnership between National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the U.S. Postal Service, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the AFL-CIO, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, Campbell’s Kitchen, Feeding America, Valpak, AARP and Uncle Bob’s Self Storage. Letter carriers across metro Atlanta will take the donations to local food banks, pantries and shelters. For more information, go to http://www.helpstampouthunger.com. Bags can be left next to mailbox.
Each year, millions of Americans join the effort to help meet the needs of nearly 50 million Americans who live in families that lack sufficient food. One in seven adults and nearly one-quarter of all children who are hungry and not receiving the basic nutrition. Moving into the summer months, 22 million students are at risk of going hungry when the school year ends.