Based in one of the hungriest cities in the nation, Campbell Soup Company is coordinating the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
The event, considered the country’s largest single-day food drive, is expected to collect more than 70 million pounds of food on Saturday. More than 210,000 letter carriers nationwide will pick up non-perishable food left by mailboxes the day of the drive and deliver it to local food banks. The National Association of Letter Carriers is co-sponsoring the event.
Mailers went out this week promoting the drive and are likely sitting in your mailbox, if you haven't already picked it up. I got mine yesterday.
People are encouraged to donate items like canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration. Just place them in a bag by your mailbox before Saturday mail pick-up time.
Campbell has committed to contribute one million cans of food for the event.