Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day In Charlotte, NC: May 12, 2018

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26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


The National Association of Letter Carriers' annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is this coming Saturday, May 12th, 2018 in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte and throughout the Queen City. 

 

Did you know that the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest single food drive in the entire nation (with some 10,000 cities/neighborhoods participating) held every year on the second Saturday of May? Did you know that in 2017 some 71 million pounds of non-perishable food were collected through the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive efforts?

 

The Need For Food Is Greatest At This Time Of Year

One fact often surprising people is that this time of year is when need for donated food is greatest, yet also when donations are more infrequent. And once school lets out for the summer, many children are home without access to free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs available in Charlotte schools. Approximately 527,000 people in the 19 county region around Charlotte in North and South Carolina live at or below the poverty level. Over 42% of the people who are at risk of hunger in our region are children and seniors-- 188,000 children and 41,000+ seniors.

 

Since this food drive began in 1992, the National Association of Letter Carriers have collected 1.4+ billion pounds of nonperishable food items for families in need. It's astonishing to think that in a country as rich as ours, nationally more than 49 million people in the nation suffer from some level of hunger, including 13+ million children and 5+ million senior citizens over the age of 60. Nationally, some 13% of American households are considered "food insecure."

 

 

 

How To Contribute To The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Ballantyne/Charlotte:

  • Step 1
    Fill a plastic bag with non-perishable food/grocery items. Some of you may have already received a bag from your postal carrier with your mail delivery.

  • Step 2
    Place it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12, 2017.

  • Step 3
    Your letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to a food bank in your community.

In Charlotte, food  donations will go to Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Loaves & Fishes operates food pantries in Mecklenburg County for people who can’t afford groceries. Second Harvest Food Bank supplies food to pantries across the region. Volunteers are needed to help sort food at various postal stations in Charlotte so that is another way to help this great cause.

 

Most needed items include: canned meat, canned fruit, canned pastas, powdered milk, 100% fruit juice or cereal.

 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2018 In Charlotte, NC

 

If donating on Saturday doesn't work for you, keep in mind that you can also donate on-line throughout the month of May to support the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

 

It really is that easy! So why not donate generously to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Ballantyne and Charlotte this Saturday? You'll be glad you did!

 

More Information About The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

  

 

This update on the NALC Stamp Out Food Hunger Drive in the Charlotte metro area  is brought to you courtesy of Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, RE/MAX Executive, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts.

 

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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Nina. Thank you for this post which once again showcases the tremendous issue facing far too much of our country's people.

May 06, 2018 08:08 AM #13
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Michael Jacobs ~ hi Michael... it's my annual shout-out for this event. I will never become sanguine about the hunger issue in our country... there's no excuse.

May 06, 2018 08:20 AM #14
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Will Hamm
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Hello Nina,  Great shout out and one that more people should do.  I feel bad at the number of hungry childen we have in our country.

 

May 06, 2018 08:50 AM #15
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Will Hamm ~ thanks, Will... and don't forget about the senior citizens... to many of those a food deprived, as well!

May 06, 2018 09:15 AM #16
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Patricia Feager
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Nina Hollander - 26 years is a long time to stand behind the cause. While many great strides have been made, there's still a lot of work to be done and many people who still need food. Thank goodness for volunteers and people who donate for the cause.

Have a wonderful day!

May 06, 2018 11:07 AM #17
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Patricia Feager ~ hi Patricia... what I keep thinking is that it's a shame we need a food drive of this magnitude for a quarter of a century in a nation as rich as ours.

May 06, 2018 11:52 AM #18
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Nina,

 In this great land of ours no one should go hungry, I like to help people but I always say charity begins at home!

May 06, 2018 01:12 PM #19
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert ~ hi Yolanda... we were immigrants to this country in the early 1950's and didn't have much, but I don't remember ever being hungry. Nor do I remember so much hunger in general. It seems like there's more and more of it all the time.

May 06, 2018 01:16 PM #20
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It is a national disgrace the anyone goes hungry in America. 

May 06, 2018 03:10 PM #21
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Joe Pryor ~ hi Joe... it's a disgrace, indeed. We are the bread basket of the world. Makes no sense.

May 06, 2018 03:15 PM #22
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Such a great event and nice of you to promote it Nina Hollander . Hope you had a good weekend

May 06, 2018 03:37 PM #23
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Nina- I'm so glad that you posted this because I'm going to get my food items ready!   There is no reason for anyone in this country to go hungry. 

May 06, 2018 04:53 PM #24
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Nina Hollander
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Kathy Streib ~ hi Kathy... I'm one of those people who always has non-perishable sitting aside just for food drives like this. Makes it easy to fill up the bag.

May 06, 2018 04:55 PM #25
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Scott Godzyk ~ hi Scott... thanks. Hunger is one of my pet causes to promote. Trust you had a great weekend, as well.

May 06, 2018 04:56 PM #26
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This is a great cause to support Nina Hollander It's amazing how much food is being wasted every day however there are so many people that need food.

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Hi Nina,  Thanks for sharing this event.  It is good to see people out there helping others.  It is unfortunate that there are so many that we need to help.  We have a backpack program in our local schools that sends home enough food for the children for each weekend, otherwise they would be going hungry.

May 06, 2018 09:16 PM #28
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Bob Crane ~ good morning, Bob... I had not heard of this backpack program. We have two meals at schools that are available, but not as far as I know, sending food home. Really a shame that this is needed.

May 07, 2018 04:23 AM #29
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Abby Stiller ~ hi Abby.... it really is a shame a country as rich as ours has so many who are food-deprived, but it's even worse when you factor in how much is actually wasted, as well.

May 07, 2018 04:24 AM #30
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This is an important cause and very good information to share with area residents.

May 07, 2018 05:18 AM #31
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Roy Kelley ~ fighting childhood and senior hunger is one of my pet causes in addition to supporting shelters for homeless dogs and cats.

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