May 8 marks date to Stamp-Out Hunger

SEBASTIAN — On May 8, residents are asked to help Stamp Out Hunger in the Sebastian area which includes Barefoot Bay and Micco. They may simply place non-perishable food items in a bag by their mailbox (no glass please) and a letter carrier or volunteer will pick it up.

Spearheaded by Sebastian’s new Postmaster, Demonic Dalessandro, local letter carriers and many community volunteers will join with others across the United States to help make the 18th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive the most successful one ever.

This year, with so many more people out of work, the need has never been greater. Neighbor will help neighbor as more than 200 volunteers work to surpass the 33,300 pounds of food collected locally in last year’s drive.

The Ecumenical Food Pantry, The River Fund, The Lord’s Table Soup Kitchen, and Faith Ministries are all recipients of the items collected. Through their various programs, non-profits distribute the food and help to feed thousands of people all year long. The organizers wish to thank all volunteers and those who donate food to this cause.

“Stamp Out Hunger” is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collected a record 73.4 million pounds of food in last year’s drive. The drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

For more information, please call your local post office.

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