HELPING: Volunteer support for Stamp Out Hunger food drive

It wasn’t just U.S. Postal Service trucks pulling into post offices today – trucks like this one from South Park-headquartered Food Lifeline were at post offices nationwide to pick up donations from the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Along with the carriers who spent the day picking up donations left by mailboxes, volunteers descended on post offices to help with the transfer:

The photos are from Ian, one of today’s volunteers at the Westwood post office. This was the first Stamp Out Hunger drive since pre-pandemic, and the 30th anniversary of what’s called the nation’s “biggest one-day food drive.” No word on totals yet.

11 Replies to "HELPING: Volunteer support for Stamp Out Hunger food drive"

  • waikikigirl May 14, 2022 (6:40 pm)

    Was this Food Drive today everywhere or just in the City limits because we never received “the bag” to participate? :>(

    • WSB May 14, 2022 (7:28 pm)

      Nationwide. Special bag not required.

      • waikikigirl May 14, 2022 (8:18 pm)

        Well shoot our Postal Carrier always left the bag before, not this time! I’ll donate elsewhere.Thank you

        • K May 15, 2022 (8:28 am)

          The Safeway on Roxbury has a donation bin for the White Center Food bank.

  • Seaview May 14, 2022 (10:09 pm)

    We didn’t get the official bag but put one out. Sadly, our carrier didn’t take it. 

    • WSB May 14, 2022 (11:18 pm)

      Happened to us one year even with the official bag. You may already know this, but local food banks have community bins where you can drop it off, often at grocery stores – Thriftway, for example, has a WSFB bin by the door – TR

      • Seaview May 14, 2022 (11:32 pm)

        We often drop items into the bin at Thriftway. 

    • BlairJ May 15, 2022 (4:20 pm)

      Same here.  We left a bag below our mailbox, but it wasn’t picked up even though mail was delivered.

  • Gina May 15, 2022 (7:51 am)

    Admiral Safeway has a bin near the stairs to the parking area.

  • Mj May 15, 2022 (8:54 am)

    Seaview – neither did mine.  Will the carriers pick up left out donations on Monday?

  • Just wondering May 15, 2022 (12:18 pm)

    There is a WCFB barrel at the Starbucks on California and Fauntleroy!

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