SHINE Soup Kitchen to Participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

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Once again, the SHINE Soup Kitchen will be participating in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. On Saturday, May 13, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.

To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on May 13. The carrier drops off the food at the Post Office where volunteers will load on a waiting 18-wheeler truck. Last year we received over 25,000 pounds of food.

Other volunteers at SHINE will sort the food and deliver to partnering food banks.

We Need Your Help Unloading the Donated Food

The Post Office will pick up the donated food on their normal mail route and bring the donated food to the Easley Post Office. We need volunteers to help us unload the food and place on a waiting 18-wheeler truck from Noon until 4:00 pm.

Available Time Slots:

Noon – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We need approximately 10 people for each time slot.

If you, or your group, would like to help us please click the button below to sign up today.

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