Tons Of Food Collected During Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Drive

May 14, 2017

Escambia and Santa Rosa Letter Carriers joined forces Saturday to help Stamp Out Hunger in our community. In its 25th year, the annual food drive has grown to the largest national single-day effort that benefits millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table.

“This is the single most important food drive in the two counties and will largely determine how well providers will meet the needs of the hungry in the coming months,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Manna Food Pantries’ executive director.

Letter carriers will collected food donations for local food banks including: Manna Food Pantries, Warrington Emergency Aid Center, Feeding the Gulf Coast in Pace and Milton, ACTS Ministry of Holley Assembly of God in Gulf Breeze, and We Care Ministries of Navarre United Methodist Church. Last year, the organizations received a total of 72,367 pounds of food from the drive. An exact total from Saturday has not been announced.

Pictured: Volunteers unload food as it arrives at the Cantonment Post Office. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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One Response to “Tons Of Food Collected During Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Drive”

  1. Beulah Rd. Granny on May 16th, 2017 7:35 am

    I had no idea that food was being collected this past Saturday. We usually get a bag in the mail a few days before the collection, this year we didn’t get one. Would have loved to help with this project. Will there be another opportunity to do so?





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