Support the largest one-day food drive in the nation

Special to The Log

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect non-perishable food items left by their postal customers, who participate in the NALC STAMP OUT HUNGER National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Join with the United Way as the letter carriers in Okaloosa and Walton counties collect from the community the much needed, non-perishable and non-expired food to restock the local food banks’ pantries. The STAMP OUT HUNGER Food Drive is May 14. Listed are a few of the United Way’s Partner Agencies who will participate in this food drive: The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Sharing & Caring in Crestview, Fort Walton Beach and Niceville, COPE Center, The Salvation Army, S4P Synergy, Meals on Wheels, Fresh Start, Children in Crisis, Catholic Charities and Harvest House.

To participate, just place your food donation(s) in a bag or box next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on May 14. Your letter carrier will do the rest. The food donations are picked up as the letter carriers complete their regular mail routes and then delivered to our local food banks. It is an easy and convenient way to make a difference right here at home and to help families in need.

Last year, the Letter Carriers with the United Way and volunteers collected over 160,000 pounds of food in Okaloosa and Walton counties. All of it went into our local food banks, helping thousands of people who face hunger every day.

Remember, you do make a difference in this. Let your neighbors and friends know about this one-day food drive.