Leon County mail carriers will pick up donated food on their appointed rounds this Saturday
This Saturday is “Stamp Out Hunger” day in Leon County. Residents are being asked to put out bags of non-perishable food where they pick up their mail.
“(This is) not only the largest national food drive but also a really important one for us. The timing is super important because this is the time of year when food donations go down and leading into the summer, we need donations to go up so we can meet the increased demand.”
Hubbard explained that 36,000 school kids in Second Harvest’s serving area will be out of school and without school-based meals during the summer. What should the food bags by the mailboxes contain?
“Non-perishable food items. Canned goods, we love to get hearty soups and stews, peanut butter is always great, canned protein, like tuna fish or chicken. And then pasta and pasta sauce are always good as well.”
Residents only need to make sure they put out the food bags before their letter carrier arrives on Saturday.