SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Letter carriers are asking Minnesotans to fill a bag with non-perishable food items and leave it at their mailbox to help stamp out hunger on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country. Here in Minnesota, letter carriers hope to collect enough food to provide one million meals—that's 1.3 million pounds of food for those in need.
Participating in Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as filling a bag with non-perishable food items and leaving it by your mailbox. More than 2,000 letter carriers representing Minneapolis Branch 9 and St. Paul Branch 28 will collect food donations on their regular seven-county metro residential routes from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013, to benefit Second Harvest Heartland and the 1 in 10 Minnesotans who face the stress of hunger.
Minnesotans can also make a financial donation to Second Harvest Heartland, and from May 1 – 14, 2013, TCF Bank® will double the gift, matching dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000. Donate online at 2harvest.org/stampout.
Local sponsors of this year's Stamp Out Hunger food drive include National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 9, Minneapolis and Branch 28, St. Paul; Cub Foods; KARE 11; Minnesota Transport Services Association; TCF Bank; and WCCO Radio. To learn more visit 2harvest.org/stampout.
About Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation—to help those who are hungry today, as well as provide the means for those who are hungry to be fed tomorrow. Pioneering partnerships and programs paved the way for Second Harvest Heartland to distribute more than 76 million pounds of grocery products last year to hungry seniors, families and children through nearly 1,000 non-profit member agencies and programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.2harvest.org or call 651.484.5117.
SOURCE Second Harvest Heartland