On Saturday, May 12, Ventura County residents left bags of donated food next to their mailboxes. Letter carriers picked up and delivered the donations to local post office collection centers where they were sorted by volunteers and then transported to FOOD Share.
Volunteers from Famers Insurance, Stamp Out Hunger supporting sponsor, United Way and the National Charity League provided much-needed manpower to help unload the mail trucks and sort the food items.
“FOOD Share is extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive,” said Karen Jensen, FOOD Share’s food drive coordinator. “Not only did our letter carriers and donors go above and beyond to help feed the hungry, there were dozens businesses and volunteers that pitched in behind the scenes to make the food drive an overwhelming success.”
Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest one-day food drive. Now in its 20th year, the annual food drive has generated more than 1.1 billion pounds of food for the hungry.
FOOD Share currently feeds over 74,500 people each month in Ventura County and distributes food to the public via 150 pantry partners and multiple programs. For more information, go to www.foodshare.com.