‘Stamp Out Hunger’ with mailbox food drive

Greenwich residents should be on the lookout during the first week of May for paper bags left in their mailboxes. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and Neighbor to Neighbor are requesting local residents to fill the bags with non-perishable food items to be donated to the food pantry at Neighbor to Neighbor.

On Saturday, May 11, during their regular routes, letter carriers in the 06830 and 06831 zip codes will collect the filled bags and bring them to Neighbor to Neighbor. Volunteers will sort the donations, which will then be distributed to Greenwich residents in need through the food pantry.

This year marks the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Coordinator Howard Dinnerstein commented, “The Letter Carriers appreciate the community support of this food drive, especially in light of tough economic times for a lot of people.”

The national initiative of the NALC is one of Neighbor to Neighbor’s largest food drives.

“This food drive comes at a time when our pantry shelves are running bare,” said Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director Nancy Coughlin. “Each week we provide free food for more than 1,000 Greenwich residents, half of whom are children. Food drives such as this remind us how much we can accomplish by coming together with a common purpose.”

Kings Super Markets has donated the 30,000 paper bags needed for the food drive. Customers can find a coupon on the bag to be redeemed at the Kings’ Old Greenwich location. Kings made the donation as part of its Act Against Hunger initiative, and its partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor.

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