US Postal Service works to stamp out hunger

Letter carriers throughout the country were stamping out hunger on Saturday.

Mike Dougherty
May 12, 2018 - 9:42 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Letter carriers throughout the country were stamping out hunger on Saturday. The initiative is all about neighbors helping neighbors.

The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is one of the largest in the country.

"Three years in a row we capped off around 75 million tons of food," said David Napadano with the US Postal Service. "Those that have and have not, they give. We establish a collection point at every residence that we deliver."

Napadano says to get involved, all you have to do is put a bag of canned goods or non-perishable food out by the mailbox and the letter carriers will pick it up.

"They come in on their own time. They use their own personal vehicles," he explained. "They go out and find their brother and sister carriers in the street. They load up their pickups if they have them. They load up their cars if they have them and they bring them back to the stations."

All of the food then gets distributed to local food banks, helping needy families close to home in the 10,000 cities that participate.

"Get these food banks stocked up again because this is the time of year that they're really low," Napadano said. "They do a wonderful job all year round feeding people."