Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive returns; volunteers needed

Published: May. 11, 2022 at 11:39 AM CDT
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CHIPPEWA VALLEY, Wis. (WEAU) -Mail carriers across the U.S. with have a little more to carry in their bags this Saturday, but all that extra effort is going to fight hunger and close to home.

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest national food drive and May 14, Chippewa Valley residents have the opportunity to support neighbors in need.

You’re asked to set a bag of non-perishable food items near your mailbox. Your letter carrier will then deliver the items to Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire.

Andy Neborak with United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley says volunteers will be immensely useful in food pick up.

“There’s hopefully a lot of food that will be put out by everyone’s mailboxes so we need volunteers to help those mail carriers pick that food up and bring it back to Feed My People,” Neborak stresses. “If somebody wants to help more than donating what’s in their pantry they can help at a higher level and be able to help behind the scenes with some of the logistics.”

If you would like to volunteer for a shift either in Chippewa Falls or Eau Claire, you can do so here.

In Eau Claire they are looking for volunteers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Chippewa Falls, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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