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Stamp Out Hunger In The Quad Cities - May 10

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The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has teamed up with the United Way and the River Bend Food bank for this year's annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

On Saturday, May 10, you can donate non-perishable food by putting it in a bag and leaving it near your mailbox. Quad City letter carriers will pick up the found left on their routes and deliver it to the food bank. People without a mailbox can still participate by contacting their local post office.

According to the United Way of the Quad Cities, 1 in 5 children in community is said to be at-risk of hunger, which means that child doesn't know where the next meal is coming from. In addition to the short-term hardships of hunger, it also hurts a child’s long-term ability to do well in school and build a strong future.

There will be 100,000 bags distributed to Quad-City homes this year to be used for food donations.  Just fill the bag, or any bag, with non-perishable food in non-breakable containers (e.g., boxes and cans).  Recommended donations include canned soups, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, peanut butter, tuna and green beans.

Last year, the food drive collected over 60,000 pounds of food.  This year, the goal is to collect over 100,000. The Food will be donated to River Bend Food Bank, which is the largest relief organization in the bi-state region serving 300 feeding programs and distributing 7 million pounds of food a year to a twenty-two county area in and around the Quad Cities.

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