SPOKANE – Mail carriers are delivering blue pastic bags with your mail on Thursday and Friday in hopes that you will fill them Saturday morning for the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
The food collected goes to Second Harvest, which distributes the donations to food banks all across the Inland Northwest. Second Harvest Chief Resource Officer Rod Wieber said the drive comes at a time where donations are needed.
“Our shelves our critically-low,” Wieber said. “We’re coming out of the winter months where we’ve had a lot of holiday drives, but our food now is getting pretty much depleted from our food banks.”
The letter carriers set up the food drive for this time of year anticipating the need for food in the summer, when school is out. Children who typically receive free and reduced lunches use up more of their family’s food supply when they’re eating all meals at home.
Donations should be left in a bag by your mailbox by 9 a.m. on Saturday. Donations can also be brought in to any post office by Saturday.