Local Letter Carriers to Help Fight Hunger During the “2019 Stamp Out Hunger” Saturday, May 11
Help join High Plains Food Bank and our local letter carriers in the fight against local hunger. Just leave a bagful of non-perishables on your porch to be picked up Saturday morning by your letter carrier.
Letter carriers will collect the donations for the High Plains Food Bank, who will then distribute the items to those facing hunger right here in the Texas Panhandle. Participating Texas Panhandle cities include: Amarillo, Canyon, Dimmitt, Dumas, Hereford, Shamrock, and Tulia. Amarillo food donations will be brought to High Plains Food Bank. Food collected in cities outside Amarillo will go directly to local pantries and feeding partners within those areas. Anyone who misses the mail carrier on Sat, May 11 can donate directly at High Plains Food Bank, located at 815 Ross Street in Amarillo. Financial donations can also be made at HPFB or online at https://www.hpfb.org/donate.
Top-requested non-perishable items include:
· Canned foods – fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, chili and meats (tuna, chicken)
· Peanut butter
· Cereal & shelf stable milk
· Boxed dinners like mac & cheese, pastas, etc.
· Beans & rice
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive was created in 1993 by the National Association of Letter Carriers to encourage communities to come together in an effort to stock the shelves of food banks and pantries nationwide. The event is held on the second Saturday of May each year.
Walmart Fight Hunger. Spark Change.
April 22 through May 20, 2019
In its 6th year, the Walmart Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign has secured more than 749 meals to date. In 2019, the national campaign has a BIG GOAL of surpassing 1 BILLION MEALS!
Walmart and Sam's Club members can help fight local hunger through:
This national campaign has a significant local impact. In 2018, HPFB received nearly $62,000 which allowed us to provide about 248,000 meals to the 1 in 7 people, including 1 in 4 children, across the Texas Panhandle who struggle with food insecurity.
For more information, please visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger