“‘Stamp Out Hunger’ is one of the easiest ways to help fight hunger in our community without even leaving your home,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank, in a written release.
The food collected in East Texas will go to the East Texas Food Bank. In 2011, Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food, which marked the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected by letter carriers.
“Hunger is a major problem across the country,” said Gale Suggs, Tyler letter carrier, in the written release. “Families, children and seniors do not have enough food to eat and this is our opportunity to help the East Texas Food Bank in their fight against hunger.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United States, the number of Americans living in food-insecure homes reached nearly 49 million in 2011.
For more information about the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, visit www.helpstam pouthunger.com or www.face book.com/StampOutHunger.