Stamp Out Hunger Tomorrow

What started as a good deed by one mail carrier in California has turned into a nationwide effort to help fight hunger.

Letter carriers from Marquette County post officers will stamp out hunger on Saturday while collecting non–perishable food donations from homes as they deliver the mail.

Ishpeming postmaster Pat Frye says every mailbox was given a Stamp Out Hunger bag.

if you’d like to donate, just place something in the bag and either hang it on your mailbox or leave the bag on your porch.

Quite often, the mail trucks fill up quickly with the donations — Frye says they collected 16,000 pounds of food last year in the Ishpeming-Negaunee area.

This is the 20th year for Stamp Out Hunger, and it’s become the nation’s largest one day food drive.

Posted by: Mike Hoey