Quad Citians can donate food at their mailbox on May 14

Posted Online: May 09, 2011, 2:40 pm
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Press release submitted by United Way of the Quad Cities Area.

On Saturday, May 14th, United Way of the Quad Cities Area, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the River Bend Foodbank will partner for Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail deliver on May 14. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. Items in demand include canned soups, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, peanut butter, tuna, green beans, juice boxes and cereal.

Letter carriers will collect the donations during their normal Saturday delivery and bring them to the River Bend Foodbank. Quad-Citians without a mailbox wishing to participate in this effort should contact their local post office for more details.

Collections from the food drive will benefit River Bend Foodbank, Moline, The food bank is the largest relief organization in the bi-state region, serving 300 feeding programs and distributing seven million pounds of food a year to a 22-county area in and around the Quad Cities.


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