Stamp out hunger in San Diego this weekend

Drop donations at mailbox, post office
Posted at 11:30 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 02:30:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Postal workers across San Diego will have an extra pickup this Saturday - they're working to end hunger in San Diego. 

The San Diego Food Bank and the National Association of Letter Carriers are asking San Diegans to participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger event by setting out bags of nonperishable food items next to their mailboxes. 

The letter carriers will pick up the donations on their route and deliver them to the Food Bank's warehouse. 

“After the holiday season, food donations drop dramatically, and this one-day food drive helps us restock our shelves ahead of the summer months when we see increased in demand from children on summer vacation who stop receiving free school meals and face hunger at home,” said San Diego Food Bank President & CEO, Jim Floros.

Last year, 244,489 pounds of food was collected from homes in San Diego County alone for the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter.

The food was distributed through the Food Bank’s network of 400 nonprofit partner agencies

Most needed items: 

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meats and tuna
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned Soup 
  • Oatmeal, cereal, rice 
  • Check out the full list here