Food at Your Mailbox This Saturday Will Help Fight Hunger

Dear Constituent,

This Saturday, May 11, the Post Office is making it easy for us to help fight hunger with the 32nd annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive,” sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers of the U.S. Postal Service.

Just put a bag of nonperishable food — such as peanut butter, dried beans, rice, pasta, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables — next to your mailbox before your mail is delivered. When your mail carrier delivers your mail, they will collect the food donations and distribute them to local food banks.

Saturday’s event is the largest one-day food drive in the country. Letter carriers will collect tens of millions of pounds of food across all 50 states. In California, an estimated 1 in 6 children are food insecure, so your participation will help many families who rely on food donations.

Saturday’s food drive is only for nonperishable foods, such as canned goods, peanut butter and unopened packages of rice, pasta, breakfast cereal, and ramen.

  • Products should be in good condition: no damaged/major dents/ tears/rot or mold.
  • All items should be sealed and labeled with ingredients and not previously opened.

Please do not include perishable food, such as bread, beverages, produce, meat or dairy.

In addition to putting that food by your mailbox this Saturday, you can fight hunger by supporting our local food banks, the Alameda County Community Food Bank and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. In Alameda County, please click here for a list of sites where you can drop off food donations. And for Contra Costa County, please click here. Also, if you or anyone you know is need of food, please also check out the links above for both food banks for more information.

I’ll be putting a bag of food next to my mailbox this Saturday; hope you can also as we work together to help Stamp Out Hunger.




Nancy Skinner

State Senator, District 9