Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out HungerStamp Out Hunger 2017

 Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 24 years.

Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. 

To donate, just place a box or bag of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is delivered to Southeast Missouri Food Bank where it is sorted and distributed to needy families.

With over 63,000 Southeast Missourians facing hunger every day, including more than 19,000 children, this drive is one way you can help those in your own city or town who need help.  


Stamp Out Hunger

 Stamp Out Hunger


In 2016, Cape Girardeau Letter Carriers collected nearly 15,000 pounds of food from our generous Southeast Missouri donors!  Thank you for helping us provide 12,500 meals to hungry families!

Stamp Out Hunger will take place May 12, 2018.

To get involved, contact Jennifer Wood (Chief Development Officer) at 573-475-7572 or

 More information can be found at the links below: