CHEYENNE, Wyo.(RELEASE)- The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Annual Food Drive, the largest food drive in the Cheyenne area, is celebrating 25 years on Saturday, May 13. Letter Carriers pick up bags of food that have been left by mailboxes, bring the food back to the post office, sort, and then distribute the food to eight different food pantries/agencies here in Cheyenne. Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, Comea House, Needs, Inc., Safehouse Services, The Salvation Army, St. Christopher’s Cupboard, St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, and the Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless will benefit from the 2017 donations.
Last year, letter carriers across the nation collected more than 80 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes. Laramie County residents donated more than 40,000 pounds during the 2016 drive.
Laramie County residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats and fish, pasta, rice, or cereal next to their mailbox before the regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 13. Please no glass containers.
The annual food drive comes at a time of the year when most food banks have depleted the donations received in end-of-the-year holiday drives.
Paul Davis from the Post Office says just being a part of the effort makes him feel good. Davis says a lot of giving happens around the holidays, but they felt it was just as important to re-stock many of the pantries for the summer when the kids are out of school.
For more information, check out the full interview with Davis.