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Stamp Out Hunger seeks food contributions

Feeding Northeast Florida and letter carriers teaming up

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One in four kids and one in six adults in our community do not know where there next meal is coming from.

There's an effort to make sure people in our community are not hungry. Two organizations are teaming up for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

“There are more than 280,000 people in our eight county service area that are food insecure. That means that they don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Feeing Northeast Florida’s Luke Layow. “Nearly 60 percent of the people receiving food through us have a job, they are living in a home. They just don’t have enough to make ends meet.”

Last year Feeding Northeast Florida gave out more than 12 million meals.

Feeding Northeast Florida and local letter carriers are working together to reduce hunger in our community. Starting this week, letter carriers will be dropping off postcards in area mailboxes with information about the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The drive is Saturday, May 13. All you have to do is leave a bag of non-perishable food items near your mailbox.

“We’re asking them to put food in their mailbox or near their mailbox and their letter carrier will pick it up,” said Bob Henning with the National Association of Letter Carriers.