AMARILLO -- This Saturday, local letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America.
Now in its 18th year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
Last year, letter carriers across Amarillo collected over 56,000 pounds of food and product for the High Plains Food Bank. The goal this year is to raise 60,000 pounds of food for those in need across the Texas Panhandle.
The local branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) #1037 will be collecting food in Amarillo, Canyon, Dimmitt, Dumas, Friona, Hereford, Shamrock and Tulia.
To help Stamp Out Hunger! in the Texas Panhandle this year, simply leave the bag they received in their mailbox with non-perishable foods - such as canned vegetables, boxed dinners (such as macaroni & cheese, Hamburger Helper, cereal), rice, pinto beans, paper goods (such as paper towels, toilet paper) and personal hygiene items (such as shampoo, body soap, toothbrushes) - by your mailbox before 9 a.m. on May 10. Please no glass or breakable food items.
Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. Local letter carriers will be collecting donations from homes across Amarillo and delivering them to The High Plains Food Bank.