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

May 12, 2019

Escambia and Santa Rosa letter carriers joined forces Saturday to help Stamp Out Hunger in our community. In its 27h 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.

Manna Food Pantries said Saturday evening that the donations collected during the drive will provide nearly 105,000 meals locally.

“Stamp Out Hunger is the most important food drive for many food pantries in the area,” said DeDe Flounlacker, executive director of Manna. “The food collected by the letter carriers is critical to our ability to feed our neighbors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Every donation helps ensure the immediate needs of the hungry can be met in the coming months.”

The annual food driver is held on the first Saturday of May each year.


4 Responses to “Tons Of Food Collected During Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Drive”

  1. Fred on May 13th, 2019 9:53 am

    If People spent their money on food/ rent instead of fun they may not need this extra help. I know some will always need some help, but others rip-off the system. Thumbs up to you who are doing real good inn our community.

  2. MPayton on May 12th, 2019 11:38 pm

    I wonder How much wasn’t picked up? I put My donations in the plastic bag and placed them in the mailbox Friday night. They are still sitting in my mailbox. Hopefully it will be picked up Monday

  3. Mq on May 12th, 2019 1:22 pm

    @ Green Rocket
    Frustrating as that has happened to us several times.
    As with you, glad they collected so much.

  4. Green rocket on May 12th, 2019 8:42 am

    They did not pick up what we put out. I am glad they collected so much to help people.

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