Food Lifeline Helps Distribute Food For Stamp Out Hunger Day This Saturday

May 7, 2015 7:17am

via Food Lifeline

This Saturday is Stamp Out Hunger Day. You’ve probably received the bright blue bag in the mail announcing that mail carriers will pick up food if you leave it on your porch. But you may not that more than 150 volunteers from local non-profit Food Lifeline will accompany local letter carriers in Seattle for the largest single-day food drive in the country.

After those blue bags are filled with food donations, Food Lifeline will distribute the donations to local food banks, shelters and meal programs. This year’s goal is over 500,000 pounds of food.

In addition to food donations, Design Laboratory, Inc., a corporate partner of Food Lifeline, will match monetary donations for every dollar you donate on May 9. With that match, a $1 donation to Food Lifeline provides 10 meals to families and individuals struggling with hunger.

According to a Food Lifeline press release, in 2014, Americans donated 72.5 million pounds of food, feeding 30 million people. This marked the 23rd consecutive year. More than 1 billion pounds of food has been collected since the drive began, the Postal Service reports.

So Greenlakers, let’s roll up our sleeves, head to our pantry (or grocery store) and fill those bags!

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