Quick quiz: What’s the largest single-day food drive?
OK, I think the headline probably gave it away, but it’s the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which is being held this Saturday (May 12).
The drive, co-sponsored by the Campbell Soup Company and the National Association of Letter Carriers, has collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993.
Last year, Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food, the eighth consecutive year that over 70 million pounds were collected.
Campbell’s will kick off this year’s drive by pledging to donate a million pounds of food to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
Here’s all you need to do to participate:
Just gather up some non-perishable food items (canned meats, fish, soup, juice and vegetables, and pasta, cereal and rice that don’t require refrigeration — nothing that’s expired or in glass containers, though), bag them up and leave them at your mailbox early on Saturday (before your letter carrier usually visits).
Your carrier will pick up the food it will be donated to Feeding America.
Here in the Inland Empire, that means the Second Harvest Food Bank for San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Thanks in advance for your donations!