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Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

In this file photo, Oakhurst mail carrier Andrea Landes picks up a bag of canned goods that was left at a mail box on Crane Valley Road (426). Mountain Area mail carriers will join fellow United States Postal Service workers in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 13 to collect food for families in need. Letter carriers in Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, North Fork and Coarsegold will also participate.
In this file photo, Oakhurst mail carrier Andrea Landes picks up a bag of canned goods that was left at a mail box on Crane Valley Road (426). Mountain Area mail carriers will join fellow United States Postal Service workers in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 13 to collect food for families in need. Letter carriers in Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, North Fork and Coarsegold will also participate. Sierra Star

For the 26th year, the National Association of Letter Carriers will have its Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday, where residents are encouraged to leave non-perishable food items near their mailboxes for donation to local food banks.

The event is the single largest one-day food drive in the nation. According to a 2015 study from Feeding America, 49 million, or one in six Americans, are food deprived. Of that, 4.8 million seniors, and one in five children face food deprivation.

To participate, simply leave canned goods out for your mail carrier on Saturday or place them in a barrel in the Oakhurst post office labeled “Food Bank.”

All food collected in the Mountain Area will be donated to Manna House.

Details: (559) 658-6862.

Staff report

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