National "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Happening Saturday

May 8, 2015

This Saturday is the national "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive, conducted by the union representing U.S. Postal Service letter carriers.

It's the largest food drive in the country. People are asked to place donations of non-perishable foods in or near their mailbox and a letter carrier will collect them tomorrow for donation to local food banks and food pantries. Todd Hornyak with the Columbus branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers says his members see first-hand Ohio families who are struggling to make ends meet.

Hornyak says in the spring, donations to food banks and pantries are lower than what they receive during the holiday season. 

In last year's "Stamp Out Hunger" day, 70 million pounds of food were collected.