Thursday, April 30, 2009

Letter carriers set food drive

April 30, 2009 Tennessean MIDDLE TENNESSEE Middle Tennessee letter carriers will help Stamp Out Hunger! with a food drive on Saturday, May 9. To help, leave a sturdy bag with nonperishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, next to your mailbox before the time of regular mail delivery on May 9. Food items should be in nonbreakable containers, such as boxes and cans. Local letter carriers will collect the donations and deliver them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which will sort and distribute the food to emergency food box sites and to about 400 community food partners in Middle and West Tennessee. Stamp Out Hunger! is the nation's largest single-day food drive, having collected more than 909 million pounds of food since its inception in 1993. For more information about Stamp Out Hunger! visit or According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 36 million Americans live in households that can't be sure of having food, and about one in every three of these Americans is a child.

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