Utah Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday

Friday , May 11, 2012 - 11:33 AM

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OGDEN -- Letter carriers and hunger have one thing in common: neither is impacted by the season. On Saturday the two will merge as letter carriers collect food during the annual Stamp Out Hunger! food drive, sponsored nationally by the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Catholic Community Services of Utah asks the public to help Stamp Out Hunger! by donating food on Saturday. Utahns can donate by placing a bag of non-perishable food by their mailbox for pickup by their local letter carrier in the morning. Locally donated food will go to Catholic Community Services Hall Food Bank in Ogden. Additionally, Catholic Community Services' pantries in Salt Lake City will receive locally donated food items in addition to the Utah Food Bank and other regional food banks and local food pantries.

A recent study by Feeding America, the nation's food bank network, revealed that 17 percent of Utahns are unsure of where their next meal will come from. Most-needed non-perishable food items include canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat as well as peanut butter and pasta.

Saturday, May 12 marks the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger!, always held on the second Saturday in May. In Utah and across the nation, this food drive has emerged one of the largest single-day food drives-collecting more than one million pounds of food statewide last year.

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