Arizona’s largest single-day food drive — one which helps food banks survive during the summer — will take place May 14.
That is when more than 230,000 letter carriers nationwide, including more than 5,000 in the Valley, will pick up canned food donations on their regular mail routes during the 19th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.
In 2010, Arizona letter carriers collected more than 2 million pounds of nonperishable food, including almost 1 million pounds in the Valley. Throughout the week leading up to the food drive, letter carriers will drop off reminder post cards and special grocery bags at mailboxes. The letter carriers encourage those who can help to fill the bags, or any other grocery bag, with nonperishable food items to leave them by their mailboxes on the morning of May 14.