INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — For the past eighteen years, the National Association of Letter Carriers has held a national Stamp Out Hunger food drive. This year the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held Saturday, May 8. Across our nation letter carriers will be picking up non-perishable food items left by mail boxes.
Locally in Indian River County, Post Master Rick Hankins and The Community Church of Vero Beach will be coordinating the drive in collaboration with The Salvation Army, First Church of Vero Beach, New Beginnings Church and The Source. Plus Harvest Food & Outreach Center, Operation Hope, Our Father’s Table and the Indian River Food Pantry, among others.
A few days prior to The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Publix will be donating shopping bags, which the letter carriers will leave at each mail box in Indian River County. People are being asked to put non-perishable food items such as canned goods, pasta, rice, beans, and jars of peanut butter in the bag and leave them beside their mailbox. Please do not leave glass or breakable items in the bags.
On Saturday May 8, when local mail is delivered, the letter carrier will pick up the bag of donated food items, which will be distributed to all the participating groups, churches and organizations. Everyone will receive an equal amount of collected food. The same organizations are also providing volunteers.
If anyone is interested in volunteering, or would like more information please call Post Master Rick Hankins at 772-567-5206