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Stamp Out Hunger with the Utah Food Bank

Check your mailbox and fill your grocery bags with food for hungry Utahans....
2014 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

  • During the week of May 5, letter carriers will deliver grocery bags to the mailboxes of Utahns statewide.
  • Residents are encouraged to fill the provided bag, or any other bag, with nutritious, non-perishable food donations such as canned fruit, vegetables, and meat.
  • Place your food donation next to your mailbox for pick up on Saturday, May 10 by your local letter carrier.
  • Collected bags will then be delivered to Utah Food Bank and its statewide network of 130 partner food pantries statewide. All donations will be distributed to food pantries in your local area.
  • Last year over 650,000 pounds were collected statewide, enough to provide over 545,000 meals, and Utah Food Bank hopes to surpass that amount this year.
  • This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which has become one of the largest single-day food drives, both nationally and locally.
  • Each year members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, and US Postal Service mobilize to collect food in support of Utah Food Bank and our partner agencies from regional food banks and local pantries across the state.

About Utah Food Bank and Hunger in Utah
  • 1 in 5 Utah children, and 472,000 Utahns, are unsure where their next meal will come from.
  • The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive helps stock the shelves of emergency food pantries statewide at a crucial time of increased demand as school gets out and many children are without access to school meal programs.
  • Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 36.3 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of over 28 million meals for Utahns in need.
  • Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 130 emergency food pantries and agencies.
  • Utah Food Bank turns each $1 donation into $8 worth of goods and services, so your donation goes much further than you might think!
  • Visit UtahFoodBank.org for other ways you can help Utah Food Bank Fight Hunger Statewide!

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