On Saturday, May 10th, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans - including an estimated 16 million children - who face hunger every day.
Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation's largest single-day food drive, having collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. In 2013, generous Americans donated 74.5 million pounds of food, which marked the tenth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected.
Despite the generosity of millions of Americans who have supported the letter carriers' food drive in previous years, the need for food assistance has never been greater. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual study measuring food security in the United States, the number of Americans living in food insecure homes was nearly 49 million in 2011, and one in five of these people was a child.
Uncle Bob's Self Storage is proud to assist the letter carriers and partner with the other corporate sponsors to help make the 2014 food drive the most successful year yet. Won't you please join us in the fight against hunger?