Volunteers and Food Donations Needed for annual Food Drive

By McPherson County United Way
April 23, 2014

United Way of McPherson County and McPherson Letter Carriers are partnering for the nation’s largest single-day food drive. May 10 marks the 21st anniversary of “Stamp Out Hunger,” which promotes the collection and delivering of donations to food banks nationwide.

McPherson residents are encouraged to participate in local efforts by leaving non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailboxes on Saturday, May 10, by 9 a.m. This year’s collection bags are provided by the Kansas Food Bank and will be distributed by letter carriers prior to the food drive.

Food items will be retrieved by United Way volunteers and local letter carriers. Suggested donations include canned meats, canned soup, juice, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal and rice. Expired food items and glass containers should be avoided.

Volunteers interested in collecting food bags should contact United Way at 620-241-5152. Three teams of 3-4 volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon to assist with food collection. Additional volunteers are needed at 2 p.m. to organize the collected items.

“Stamp Out Hunger” provides an annual boost to the McPherson Food Bank. There is great demand for food items during the summer months as children are out of school and do not have access to not school meal programs.