Stamp Out Hunger drive today

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Today is the day to help Stamp Out Hunger. 

You may have noticed a brown plastic bag in your mailbox in the past few days. Today, your mail carriers will be hoping to pick up those bags again — this time filled with canned goods and other non-perishable food. 

Stamp Out Hunger, sponsored by the National Letter Carriers Association, is the country’s largest one-day food drive, and is in its 21st year.

Letter carriers all over the country will be picking up bags and boxes and bins of food that are left next to or in mailboxes. 

Even if you didn’t get a bag in the mailbox, you can still donate food. Just put it in any plastic grocery bag. 

Because the drive is sponsored by the NLCA, only Newnan area residents would have received bags. But rural carriers, who deliver to other areas, also participate in the drive. 

“If you leave food, they will make arrangements to pick it up,” said Kim Akin, local coordinator for Stamp Out Hunger. 

All the food collected in Coweta will stay in Coweta. Several different organizations will be benefiting from the food donated including the Coweta Community Food Pantry, Angel’s House, Community Welcome House, Newnan First Baptist Church, Newnan Seventh Day Adventists, New Hope Baptist Crossroads Church and a local Masonic lodge.



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