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April 30, 2014

Letter Carriers to Stamp Out Hunger May 10 in 127 Cities

NORMAN — On May 10 letter carriers in more than 120 cities in central and western Oklahoma will help Stamp Out Hunger by collecting canned food donations from households on their routes.

This is part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. To help Stamp Out Hunger, fill the plastic donation bag you receive in your mailbox the week of May 5, or any plastic bag, with canned food donations and place it by your mailbox on May 10 before your letter carrier arrives.

In Norman, canned food donations will benefit The Salvation Army of Norman, Alameda Church of Christ, CrossPointe Church, Mission Norman, Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency in Norman, the Spero House, ACTION and Advantage Church.

Most needed items include canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, and rice and beans. Nonperishable food donations also can be dropped off at participating post offices and metro-area fire stations.

Monetary donations also can be made online at regionalfooodbank.org or by calling 600-3131. Every dollar donated will provide five meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to food.

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger effort, ask your letter carrier, call your local post office, call Angie Gaines at 604-7109 or email againes@regionalfoodbank.org. 

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