The National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association will partner with Loaves & Fishes Community Services during the 30th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year, residents are encouraged to place healthy, unexpired, non-perishable items in bags by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 14, for collection by postal carriers and Loaves & Fishes volunteers.
In 2019 during the last Naperville Stamp Out Hunger, more than 86,000 pounds of food was collected from the food drive in support of families that visit Loaves & Fishes for grocery assistance.
With the nation experiencing dramatic increases in the prices of food, gas, and other basic necessities, food pantries have seen a tremendous increase in need. Loaves & Fishes has seen record numbers of people needing assistance. “Last week, Loaves & Fishes served over 5,200 people. This is 60% higher than we served in the beginning of 2022,” said Mike Havala, President and CEO of Loaves & Fishes. “We appreciate the National Association of Letter Carriers, the United States Postal Service, and the support of our entire community, and we are grateful for your donation of healthy, non-perishable food.”
“The Stamp out Hunger initiative continues to support our commitment to service. It is an honor to participate in this collaborative effort,” said Karen Change, Naperville Postmaster.
About Loaves and Fishes Community Services
Loaves & Fishes Community Services is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that has served our community since 1984, and is one of the largest food pantries in the state of Illinois. Our mission is to provide healthy food and impactful programs to promote self-sufficiency. Learn more at loaves-fishes.org.