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Letter carriers to pick up Food Bank donations

11 months ago May 09, 2014 May 9, 2014 Friday, May 09 2014 Friday, May 09, 2014 3:22:13 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers to host the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Residents are encouraged to give food donations to their letter carrier so that they can be transported to the Food Bank and then redistributed to families in need.

Nonperishable, canned food items are the most in demand items at the Food Bank and donations of canned beans, fruit, vegetables, and tuna will gladly be accepted. The Food Bank can make use of any shelf-stable food items as long as they are not expired.

Items for donation can be placed at mailboxes for pick-up by your mail carrier or dropped off at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Volunteers are always needed. Location, information for volunteers and hours can found on their website.

"This food drive comes at a crucial time for your Food Bank, especially this year," said Mike Manning, CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. "With children out of school and unable to access school lunch programs during the summer, the demand for food increases. This drive plays a vital role in giving us a head start on stocking the Food Bank's shelves for those difficult summer months ahead."

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