Hunger Task Force’s largest annual one-day food drive, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” initiative, generated 527,000 pounds of food within Milwaukee County to support Hunger Task Force in providing food to area residents in need.
The Milwaukee County drive, held last Saturday, was part of a statewide effort in which nearly 5,000 postal carriers collected food donations on their delivery routes.
Much of the food collected will help sustain Hunger Task Force’s food supply throughout the summer, “a high-risk time period for hunger” when kids are not able to eat meals at school.
“We want to thank postal customers all over Milwaukee County for helping feed a hungry neighbor,” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force. “‘Stamp Out Hunger’ is the biggest one-day food drive for us, and we want to make sure those who donated know they are making a big difference.”
Milwaukee County’s “Stamp Out Hunger” Drive, sponsored by Johnson Controls and Kohl’s Cares, continued to collect food throughout the week at area post offices and apartment units.
Community members can still participate in the drive by visiting Milwaukee’s Pick ‘n Save stores, which are hosting donation boxes through Monday, May 20.
The “Stamp Out Hunger” Drive is held each year on the second Saturday of May. Last year’s drive in Milwaukee County collected just over 474,000 pounds of food.
For more information about Hunger Task Force or to make a donation online, visit www.hungertaskforce.org.