Stamp Out Hunger during food drive

Letter carriers will collect donations Saturday, May 14.

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Letter carrier Joe Montano delivers mail in Superior's East End in this 2014 file photo.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram

SUPERIOR — Superior residents can stock local food shelves while sending out letters Saturday, May 14 during the 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the event is the country’s largest one-day food drive. It comes at a time when food banks, pantries and shelters are typically running low on donations from the winter holidays.

The traditional food drive is returning this year after a two-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic. Customers can leave donations of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before mail is delivered Saturday. Food should be in a sturdy bag and include items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, rice or cereal.

Letter carriers will collect the donations as they deliver mail and distribute the food equally between Faith United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Food Shelf and the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

“We hope that we can have a good turnout and help our community,” said Bryce Harp, steward of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 337 in Superior. “If you are able to, please donate. Even a single food item can make a positive impact.”

Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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