JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The National Association of Letter Carriers is working with food banks across the country, like Farm Share in Northeast Florida, to hold the first Stamp Out Hunger food drive since 2019.
Saturday’s drive comes at a time when inflation is one of the roadblocks affecting millions of families and also food banks from keeping their shelves stocked to help people in need.
According to Feeding America, food banks are buying nearly as much food as they did last year but paying about 40% more for that food now.
In the most recent consumer price index from the Labor Department, food prices in grocery stores in March were 10% higher than in March of last year.
The cost of food in restaurants is almost 7% higher
So if you want to participate in Saturday’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, here’s what you need to know:
- Simply leave your non-perishable food items next to your mailbox on Saturday.
- Your postal delivery worker will pick those donations up all day as they drop off mail.
- Those donations will be distributed to local food banks, pantries and churches.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is expected to help at least 3.5 million people in Florida who are struggling to have something to eat for themselves and their families.