The 2019 Stamp Out Hunger food drive, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and in collaboration with United Way of Hancock County, West Ohio Food Bank and Great Scot will be held on Saturday, May 11.
To support the food drive, community members are asked to leave non-perishable food items in a plastic or paper bag near their mailbox by 8 a.m. the morning of the drive.
Letter carriers assisted by volunteers will pick up the items and return them to the parking lot behind Great Scot on W. Main Cross beginning at 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. where they will be sorted.
Food collected during the food drive will be processed for safety by West Ohio Food Bank and then returned to the food pantries in Hancock County including CHOPIN Hall, City Mission and Salvation Army.
Findlay’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, overseen by the local USPS AFL-CIO chapter, has enlisted United Way of Hancock County to coordinate volunteers for the effort.
Up to 50 volunteers and approximately 16 volunteers with vehicles will be needed.
Volunteers will be assigned to neighborhoods or regions in the community to drive through and pick up donations.
Great Scot on W. Main Cross will offer a limited number of pre-packaged food items for the food drive available for $5 while quantities last.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was initially formed to address the needs of food pantries who often receive their largest donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.
By the spring and summer, when school breakfasts and lunches are no longer available to students receiving assistance, these pantries would often be low on supply and high on demand.