Fredericksburg, VA

Post offices picking up donations for food bank this Saturday

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The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is coming Saturday, May 13. Residents in Fredericksburg, Falmouth, King George, Stafford, and Spotsylvania have the opportunity to participate.

To give, all you have to do is leave a bag non-perishable food by your mailbox, and the mail carrier will pick it up.

This is the largest one-day food drive in the country, according to the National Association of Letter Carriers, which is the group behind the effort.

And the food collected in a given area stays in that community and goes to local food bank. In the case of the locations listed above, the collections will go to benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.

This is food bank’s largest food collection effort of the year, according president and CEO Dan Mayer. He told The Free Lance-Star that the event generally brings in enough food to supply more than 630,000 meals in the region.

Meanwhile, in an informational video, NALC noted that it held the food drive last year, but the event was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. So, they are hoping that people will really step and help make this year’s event successful.

Participation is voluntary and not all post offices participate. If you’re outside of the areas mentioned earlier and want to give, contact your local post office to see if they will be collecting food.


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