On Saturday, May 11, the Lowcountry Food Bank will participate in the 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive, the largest one-day food drive in the country. We urge everyone in our community to donate non-perishable items and place them in their mailboxes to help feed our neighbors who struggle with hunger.
Letter carriers will leave bags in household mailboxes to be filled with food donations and will collect them on May 11. The Lowcountry Food Bank and volunteers will sort and distribute food to people in our community who are food insecure.
More than 100 Lowcountry Food Bank staff and volunteers will be on hand at each local post office throughout the Charleston area on Saturday, May 11, to meet the 427 letter carriers bringing in food from their daily routes. The Lowcountry Food Bank anticipates this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive will collect more than 115,000 pounds of food.
In 2018, Stamp Out Hunger donations created 96,463 meals for food insecure children, seniors, and families in the Charleston area. As the corporate sponsor for the food drive, Food Lion has provided 26,000 additional meals and donation bags for postal carriers to distribute to mailboxes in the days before the event.
More than 93,000 people in the Charleston area, including more than 27,000 children, struggle with food insecurity every day and do not know where their next meal is coming from. You can make a difference with your donation on May 11!
President and CEO
The Lowcountry Food Bank