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May
10
2016
Stamp Out Hunger

Yuma - On Saturday May 14th, Letter Carriers in Yuma County, and across the country, will perform double duty on their routes – deliver the mail and collect food items during the 24th Annual STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE. Food donations from the main Yuma Post Office will benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank, located at 2404 E. 24th Street and donations form the Foothills, Somerton and San Luis Post Offices will benefit Crossroads Mission, located at 944 S. Arizona Ave.

On Stamp Out Hunger Day, the public is asked to simply place bags filled with nonperishable food items next to their mailbox. A Letter Carrier will collect the donation and take it back to their postal branch where volunteers will be on site throughout the day to unload the postal trucks.
 
MOST NEEDED ITEMS LIST INCLUDES:
Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Tuna, Ravioli, etc. (Pop-top cans a plus!)
Peanut Butter
Cereal
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, Shaving Items, Soap, etc.
Infant Products: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Infant Cereal
NO GLASS, PLEASE!
 
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive comes at a critical time when holiday food drive donations are long gone and children who depend on free and reduced breakfast/lunch programs at school will lose access to those meals during summer break.