Stamp Out Hunger in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County residents are invited to help fight hunger by participating in Stamp Out Hunger, the nation's largest, single-day food drive on May 13. Hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers, all Stamp Out Hunger donations will benefit Food Gatherers.

One in seven Washtenaw County residents faces hunger. Providing consistent access to food and support toward financial stability can be critical for families facing poverty. The National Association of Letter Carriers' is working with Food Gatherers to ensure that families don't have to choose between putting food on the table and paying vital bills.

In an effort to help, residents are invited to leave bags of non-perishable foods next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery. Letter carriers collect donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and coordinate delivery to Food Gatherers.

The week prior to the food drive, residents will receive an orange, plastic, Stamp Out Hunger grocery bag in their mailbox. The orange bag, or any sturdy bag, can be filled with non-perishable foods such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned meat and fish, pasta, peanut butter, rice, beans, or cereal, and left by the mailbox for pick up. Food in glass jars cannot be accepted.

Food Gatherers' participation in Stamp Out Hunger 2017 is made possible with funding from Busch's Fresh Food Market, Domino's, and United Way of Washtenaw County. For more information, visit

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