Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

One of the most important days of the year, the second Saturday in May, is when many people observe Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day. As the nation’s largest one-day food drive, it is recognized in over 10,000 cities and towns nationwide. On this day, food is collected by mail carriers across the nation.

What Is Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day?

From humble beginnings, great things can grow, which is why it started in October 1991. It was just a pilot program back then, but the success and goodwill of the people meant that the initial ten cities expanded to many more. It was later moved to spring.

We all want a future where no one goes hungry, and some people are actively working to make this happen, providing help in the short term. In fact, anyone can get involved, which is why we are all encouraged to fill the bags of mail carriers on the second Saturday in May.

A billion pounds of food have been delivered in the last two decades alone, showing that anything is possible. The initiative is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, who do their part to help.

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive initiative itself has been the recipient of numerous awards, and rightly so.

How To Observe Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

One of the best ways to observe this day is by getting involved and donating to the cause. If you have the time and drive, why not volunteer at your local post office during this time, as it will be busy with sorting donations. By donating non-perishable food items, you can help feed someone who would otherwise struggle for food.

Use the hashtag #StampOutHungerFoodDrive to show your support and spread the word. This is also a chance to see how others are observing Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day, so you can share the positive contributions of others.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 11 Saturday
Next year (2025)
May 10 Saturday
Last year (2023)
May 13 Saturday
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