The West Texas Food Bank has partnered with the United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers for the 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community.
Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday.
Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes and distribute them to the West Texas Food Bank.
Hunger affects about 50 million people around the country, including millions of children, senior citizens and veterans. Pantry shelves filled up through winter-holiday generosity often are bare by late spring. And, with most school meal programs suspended during summer months, millions of children must find alternate sources of nutrition.
Residents may receive a branded Stamp Out Hunger Bag in the mail in the coming week.
Anyone who does not receive a Stamp Out Hunger bag is still encouraged to donate by placing their nonperishable food donation close to their mail box in any bag. The donation does not have to be made in a specifically branded Stamp Out Hunger bag.
Glass items will not be accepted.
A food truck rally, hosted by Sims & Guess Realtors, will also take place from 5-8 p.m. at 4526 E. University Blvd, No. 1A. The event will include jumpers for the kids. Residents are welcome to bring their Stamp Out Hunger donations to the Sims & Guess food truck party.
For more information, call 432-580-6333.