GREENWICH, Conn. - To make this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive the largest yet, Neighbor to Neighbor has teamed with Kings Super Market in Old Greenwich.
Stamp Out Hunger is a nationwide food collection initiative of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Last year’s food drive generated over 50,000 pounds of food for Neighbor to Neighbor, Greenwich’s food pantry. This year’s goal is to double that amount.
Thanks to a generous donation from Kings, during the week before the food drive, residents will receive in their mailboxes preprinted plastic bags to fill with food for the drive.
Residents are asked to place the bags of nonperishable, unexpired food donations by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 10, for pick up by their mail carriers along their routes. Food drive organizers hope these brightly colored bags preprinted with instructions will encourage participation in this vital townwide food drive.
All donations from this drive will be delivered to Neighbor to Neighbor and distributed free of charge to low-income Greenwich residents. Most needed food items include canned fruit, tuna, black or red kidney beans and soup.
Neighbor to Neighbor is a nonprofit organization providing healthy and nutritious food to over 1,000 residents each month and in-season clothing, linens, household items and diapers to 2,600 local residents annually.
Kings has supported Neighbor to Neighbor since its opening in Old Greenwich through its Act Against Hunger initiative. In addition to sponsoring this Stamp Out Hunger drive, Kings donates turkeys at Thanksgiving, acts as a food collection point for the pantry, hosts food drives and supplies food to Neighbor at deeply discounted prices.
Neighbor to Neighbor is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving residents in need throughout the Greenwich area.
For donations, run a food or clothing drive, or volunteer, please visit the website at http://www.n-to-n.org.