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May 7, 2014

Letter carriers to stamp out hunger May 10 in 127 cities

MOORE — On May 10, letter carriers in more than 120 cities in central and western Oklahoma will help Stamp Out Hunger by collecting canned food donations from households on their route.

This is part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. To help Stamp Out Hunger, fill the plastic donation bag you receive in your mailbox the week of May 5, or any plastic bag, with canned food donations and place it by your mailbox on May 10 before your letter carrier arrives.

Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter and rice and beans. Nonperishable food donations also can be dropped off at participating post offices and metro-area fire stations. Monetary donations also can be made online at regionalfooodbank.org or by calling 600-3131. Every dollar donated will provide five meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to food.

Last year, the Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers Food Drive raised more than 885,000 pounds of food and $1.3 million, which provided more than 7.3 million meals for hungry children, families and seniors in central and western Oklahoma. This year, the Regional Food Bank hopes to collect enough food and monetary donations to keep pace with the demand for food assistance, which continues to rise.

“We are turning to Oklahomans once again to help us fight hunger and feed hope in Oklahoma,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “Donations will make sure that long summer days won’t turn into long hungry nights for Oklahoma children, families and seniors.”

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger effort, ask your letter carrier, call your local post office, call Angie Gaines at 604-7109 or email againes@regionalfoodbank.org. 

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