Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


It's that time again! United Way is excited to once again partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) for the 31st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Local donations will benefit United Way of Southeast Mississippi's nonprofit partner Edwards Street Food Pantry in Hattiesburg in their efforts to feed low income Pine Belt residents.

Stamp Out Hunger has become the country’s largest one-day food drive collecting nearly 2 billion pounds of food in the past 30 years. That’s right, billions! Fighting food insecurity is as easy as walking to your mailbox and leaving nonperishable items and your letter carrier will take it to your local food banks and food pantries. 

How to participate

It's simple! Just leave a bag of nonperishable foods out beside your mailbox on May 13th and your letter carrier will take it to the food pantry. For information about Edwards Street Food Pantry or for a list of food items, click here.

Are food drive donations tax-deductible?

All donations to the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive are tax-deductible because all of the food collected on Food Drive Day is given directly to non-profit charity food agencies in the community the food was collected. Though the National Association of Letter Carriers plans the Food Drive’s logistics and letter carriers provide the transportation for each donor’s generous donation, the National Association of Letter carriers is not the agency that gets listed on tax forms for claiming deductions. There are more than 10,000 food agencies throughout the country that receive these donations, so if you itemize your taxes and want to provide proper credit for your Food Drive donations, you will need to determine the name of the agency (food pantry or other charity) that received your food, as well as the agency’s address and tax identification number for proper reporting on your tax-filing forms. The Food Drive Coordinator at your local post office (click here for a post office locator) should be able to give you the name of the receiving agency, and that agency will likely have tax information handy.


Learn more about Stamp Out Hunger here.



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