Letter Carriers Collect Canned Goods

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 1:06 pm
By: News 9

Saturday, May 14, letter carriers in more than 190 cities in central and western Oklahoma will “Stamp Out Hunger” by collecting canned food donations from households on their route. 

You can help by filling the plastic donation bag you receive in your mailbox, or any plastic bag, with canned food donations and place it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14 before your letter carrier arrives.

Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter and rice and beans. 

he goal of the Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food and Fund Drive is to raise enough food and funds to provide 7.3 million meals for Oklahomans struggling with hunger.  As the demand for food assistance continues to rise, the Regional Food Bank depends upon the generosity of the community to support its mission of “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.” 

“The Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is more important than ever,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “During the summer, utility bills skyrocket and children, who usually receive meals at school, may not have enough to eat.  We are asking the community to help us by donating canned items through the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.  Together, we can solve hunger.”

Nonperishable food donations can also be dropped off at participating post offices. Monetary donations can also be made online at feedinghope.org or by calling 405.600.3136.  Every dollar donated will provide five meals for Oklahomans in need.

Since 1993, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive has raised more than 7.7 million pounds of food for residents in central and western Oklahoma.