By Christian Hoffman
Director of Public Relations & Development
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Niagara Falls
On Saturday, May 11, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This annual tradition allows communities throughout the country to give back to those in need, all without leaving their home!
Each year, food pantries like ours count down the days to this event, as it stocks our shelves following a long and hard winter. In fact, thanks to the leadership and hard work of the National Association of Letter Carriers, May 11 is expected to provide more donations to our pantry than any other single day of the year!
Your participation is vital for pantries and kitchens like those found at Community Missions. Each year brings an increased demand for our food programs. In 2018, we provided over 119,000 meals, an increase of more than 10,000 meals from last year.
The best part of the effort is how easy it is for you to participate. Just leave canned goods and nonperishable foods (within date and preferably not in glass jars) next to your mailbox and/or on your doorstep on Saturday, May 11. Letter carriers then pick up the donations and pass them on to nearby food pantries. It’s just that simple!
Your contribution of canned fruit and vegetables, pasta sauce, tuna, peanut butter, jam, etc., will help ensure that we have food whenever anyone comes to us hungry.
Please be as generous as you can on May 11. On behalf of those that will benefit from your kindness, I thank you.