“Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive
Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers, with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 20 years.
Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.
Wiregrass residents will receive post card reminders and plastic bags in the mail. In order to donate, please fill the plastic bag with non-perishable food items and place it next to your mailbox on May 9. Your letter carrier will pick up the food and deliver it to the nearest food bank or food pantry. Food stays in the community where it’s collected.
Last year, the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank received 27,178 pounds of food. That’s enough food to provide 21,233 meals to Wiregrass residents in need of help.
Gentiva Home Health and Hospice Food Drive
Sam’s Club in Dothan
Gentiva Home Health and Hospice is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Wiregrass Area Food Bank.Canned food, non-perishable food items, and cash donations will be accepted. Donations can also be made at Gentiva Home Health and Hospice, 2740 Headland Avenue, Dothan.
Contact Nancy Tindell at 334-792-1100 for more information.