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30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive happening Saturday, May 14


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- After a two-year hiatus, the nation's largest single-day food drive is back. The National Association of Letter Carriers is holding its 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 14.

Food collected during Saturday's drive will be delivered to local community churches, food banks, and food pantries for distribution.

Participants are asked to leave non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailbox before their mail is delivered. The mail carrier will take care of the rest.

In the days leading up to the food drive, letter carriers will be delivering special bags with mail to be sued to make donations.

The USPS says while all non-perishable donations are welcome, foods that are high in protein, such as canned tuna, salmon, beans, and peanut butter, are most needed. Canned fruits, vegetables, whole grain, low sugar cereals, macaroni, cheese dinners, and 100% fruit juice is also at the top of the list of most needed items.

What to give (most-wanted foods include):

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
  • Canned or dried beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils)
  • Pasta, rice cereal
  • Canned fruits
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cooking oil
  • Boxed cooking mixes (pancake, breads)

What not to give:

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Glass containers
  • Perishable items
  • Homemade items
  • No expired items
  • Noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages or mixes or soda
  • Open or used items

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