COURT HOUSE -- Close to 340,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Their families make tough choices just to get by, often deciding between food and other necessities. On Sat., May 13, the National Association of Letter Carriers will Stamp Out Hunger® to support the hunger-relief efforts of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties.
Due to the impending storm this weekend, dropping off donations to your local post office is encouraged.
Stamp Out Hunger® is the largest one-day food drive in the country, collecting more than 1.5 million pounds of food over 24 years. Last year, the FoodBank’s Southern Branch received nearly 113,000 pounds of food that reached struggling men, women and children in the community.
Residents are encouraged to leave bags of non-perishable food by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 13, to make an immediate difference in the community. Letter carriers will deliver mail to households and bring donated food to the FoodBank’s warehouse in Egg Harbor Township. Some of the FoodBank’s most-needed items include peanut butter, beans, rice and canned tuna. Find out more about the one-day food drive here.
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America®, provides people across the state with food, help and hope. The FoodBank distributed over 43 million pounds of food last year to its more than 1,000 community partners including pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs. More than 4.7 million times a year, someone in need is fed by the FoodBank’s network of partners. For our neighbors, especially families, and for the volunteers and donors who support them, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the powerful change agent that fills the emptiness caused by hunger with the basic human essentials that people need to survive.