Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday

Posted at 4:43 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 18:43:51-04

You can help out Idaho families in need this Saturday just by making a trip to your mailbox.

It’s the annual stamp out hunger food drive.

Idaho letter carriers will collect non-perishable food items (peanut butter, canned soup, boxed items, etc.) left by mailboxes and deliver them to local food banks and pantries.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Often times, food banks receive the majority of their donations during the holiday season and by spring time many are depleted.

“Our goal is to have 175,000 pounds of food donated,” said Morgan Wilson with the Idaho Food Bank. “That is just a tremendous amount. It will really go to helping us provide food for the 1 in 8 idahoans that are facing hunger.”

Right now, the food bank is also looking for volunteers for their summer operations to learn more click here.