USPS ‘Stamp Out Hunger Day’ Saturday

first_imgBatesville, In. — The United States Postal Service will hold the 27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Day on Saturday, May 11. Statistics show it is the largest one-day food collection event in the country.Residents are asked to leave non-perishable items in a bag near the mailbox on that day. High-protein foods like canned tuna, salmon, beans, peanut butter and whole grains are most needed. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. WHAT TO GIVE: Most-wanted foods include:Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon).Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese).Canned or dried beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils).Pasta, rice cereal.Canned fruits.100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed).Canned vegetables.Cooking oil.Boxed cooking mixes (pancake, breads).WHAT NOT TO GIVE:Rusty or unlabeled cans.Glass containers.Perishable items.Homemade items.No expired itemsNoncommercial canned or packaged items.Alcoholic beverages or mixes or soda.Open or used items.last_img

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