United Way of McPherson County and McPherson Letter Carriers will partner on May 11 for the nation’s largest single-day food drive. This is the 20th anniversary of the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, which collects and delivers food donations to local food banks.
McPherson residents are encouraged to participate in local efforts by leaving non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailboxes on May 11, before arrival of their letter carrier. This year’s collection bags were donated by Graber’s Ace Hardware.
Food items will be retrieved by local letter carriers and United Way volunteers. Suggested donations include canned meats, canned soup, juice, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal and rice. Expired food items or those stored in glass containers should be avoided.
“Stamp Out Hunger” will provide a boost to the McPherson Food Bank collection efforts.
There is great demand for food items during the summer months as children are out of school and not able to participate in school lunch programs.