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Letter Carriers To Collect Food Donations To Stamp Out Hunger In Greenwich

Nearly 100 volunteers helped to sort through the bags of food that was donated for the postal service food drive, "Stamp Out Hunger." The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 24th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is Saturday in Greenwich.
Nearly 100 volunteers helped to sort through the bags of food that was donated for the postal service food drive, "Stamp Out Hunger." The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 24th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is Saturday in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 24th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor will be Saturday, May 14 in Greenwich.

Every resident will get a yellow plastic shopping bag in their mailbox this week. They are asked to fill the bag with nonperishable, non-expired food items to be donated to the food pantry. On Saturday, during their regular routes, letter carriers will collect the filled bags and bring them to Neighbor to Neighbor.

Volunteers are needed to sort the donations, which then will be distributed to Greenwich residents in need.

This year, residents are also able to purchase fresh produce donations by clicking here. Food will be delivered directly to Neighbor to Neighbor.

Kings Food Markets donated the bags for this food drive as part of its Act Against Hunger initiative and its partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor. Customers can find a coupon code on the bag to be redeemed at the Kings’ Old Greenwich location between from May 13-15.

“This food drive comes at a time when our pantry shelves are running bare,” said Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director Nancy Coughlin. “Each week we provide nutritious food at no cost for 1,000 Greenwich residents, half of whom are children.”

“The Letter Carriers appreciate the community support for this food drive,” said Greenwich food drive coordinator Howard Dinnerstein, “especially in light of tough economic times for a lot of people.”

Donations will assist seniors, working families and the unemployed, as well as provide an extra supplement for children who receive free or reduced price lunch during the school year.

Neighbor to Neighbor is a nonprofit organization that serves residents in need throughout the Greenwich area.

For those who would like to donate time, food or clothing to Neighbor to Neighbor, please click here.

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