US Mail carriers will be collecting donations of non-perishable foods left by residents at their mailboxes on Saturday.
The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest food collection event presented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), and the United States Postal Service (USPS).
All food collected in Nassau and Suffolk counties will benefit Island Harvest Food Bank and its network of more than 300 community-based food pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs.
“Participating in Stamp Out Hunger is easy,” says Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest. “Simply leave non-perishable food items in a bag next to their mailbox before the regularly scheduled mail delivery on Saturday. Your letter carrier will do the rest to help make sure that no one on Long Island goes hungry.”
Non-perishable food items to be donated include canned goods, cereal, pasta, rice, boxed juices, and shelf-stable milk (please, no food or juices in glass containers). In addition, personal care items such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, and disposable diapers are accepted.