Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive kicks off this weekend: Help feed 35M Americans in need
CHICAGO - Postal carriers across the nation are gearing up for the largest single day food drive in the country: the 31st annual Stamp Out Hunger drive.
Chicago plays a huge role in what has become one of the largest food drives in the country, and organizers say the need for food donations is greater than ever.
On Saturday, customers are asked to leave donations of non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes before the delivery of mail.
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The letter carriers will collect the donations and distribute them to local food banks.
Currently, more than 35 million Americans are unsure where their next meal is coming from.
Over the course of its 30-year history, the drive has collected well over one point 8 billion pounds of food.
Local donations will remain in the community, given to area food banks to help your neighbors.