'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive Saturday

The Fresno BeeMay 8, 2014 

The 22nd annual, nationwide "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is Saturday.

The National Association of Letter Carriers says it's the nation's largest one-day food drive.

In the Fresno area, donations will go to support the families and individuals at Poverello House as well as other non-profit agencies in the community, said Poverello House Executive Director Cruz Avila. The goal is at least 147,000 pounds of food, Avila said.

Donations can be made by filling grocery bags with non-perishable food and leaving them next to a mailbox on Saturday. Throughout the day, letter carriers and volunteers will collect the food and deliver it to the Poverello House.

Many Valley households will receive one of 15,000 blue bags supplied by Me-n-Ed's especially for the drive, but donors can use any bag to make a donation.

For more information, call the Poverello House at (559) 498-6988.

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