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Area-Wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to Return May 11
By Claire Natale - Tuesday Apr 23, 2024
United Food Bank Partners with National Association of Letter Carriers for Food Drive

The 32nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive returns to the Valley on May 11. United Food Bank is proud to be one of the primary recipients for donations made in the East Valley. This yearly drive is an essential opportunity for area food banks such as United Food Bank to stock their shelves for the coming summer months when demand typically increases and donations tend to decrease.

Residents across the country, including those in the East Valley, are asked to place non-perishable food donations by their mailboxes before 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. These will be picked up by their local carrier and will begin arriving at post offices by 4 p.m.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is one of the largest food drives of the year for United Food Bank. Last year, the local food bank collected 74,001 pounds of food. United Food Bank serves over 2.5 million Arizonans annually, with 52,000 meals being distributed daily to those in need living in the East Valley and eastern Arizona.

“The number of Arizonans experiencing hunger and food insecurity continues to rise each year,” said United Food Banks CEO Jason Reed. “We are thrilled to once again be a recipient of this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Thank you to the National Association of Letter Carriers, the postal workers and entire Arizona community for helping feed our fellow neighbors.”

The National Association of Letter Carriers is the chief organizer of the nation’s largest one-day food drive in the nation. This effort is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns throughout the country. The food drive has collected more than 1.9 billion pounds of food since the drive began in 1992.

For more information about this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, visit

About United Food Bank

Since 1983, United Food Bank has been dedicated to providing hunger relief to people in the East Valley and eastern Arizona. As a member of Feeding America, our food bank collects, acquires, stores, and distributes food to communities in five counties, serving over 2.5 million Arizonans annually. Our efforts result in the distribution of more than 22.7 million pounds of food each year, equating to an average of 52,000 meals a day. Our mission of uniting communities to alleviate hunger is achieved through the hard work of volunteers, partners, and donors who join us each day. For more information about our mission and ways to help, please visit us at

The National Association of Letter Carriers
The National Association of Letter Carriers is the sole representative of city delivery letter carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Since it was founded in Milwaukee in 1889, the NALC has had a long and distinguished history of defending the rights of letter carriers before abusive supervisors, unfair presidential administrations and indifferent Congresses. NALC is the only force that fights to protect the interests of city letter carriers. For more information, visit