Join the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank in the Largest Single-Day Food Drive to Help Stamp Out Hunger
[Hampton, VA] – May 6, 2015 – The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is asking for the community’s support onMay 9th as it joins America’s letter carriers and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the 23rd National Association of Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country, and helps to support local food banks and the one in six Americans who struggle with hunger.
Place a non-perishable food item in the blue bag provided by your letter carrier, or any sturdy bag, and set it at your mailbox on May 9th. A letter carrier will collect the donations and the food will be delivered to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank who will then distribute it to those facing hunger in the cities and counties of Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Poquoson, Gloucester, Mathews, James City, York and Surry.
“Stamp Out Hunger is a unique food drive. It allows every community across the country to come together on one day to do their part to help solve hunger. We are grateful to the community for their generous donations, and for the letter carriers who take the time to collect each bag to deliver hope across the Greater Peninsula,” said Michele E. Benson, Chief Development Officer.
According to Feeding America’s recently released Map the Meal Gap 2015 study, the areas served by the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank have one of the highest food insecurity rates in Virginia at 13.8% vs. the state rate of 11.9%. Stamp Out Hunger is the opportune time for the community to give the gift of a meal to their hungry neighbors. Together, we can solve hunger.