‘Stamp Out Hunger’ to Return to Mesa County for 21st Time
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- It's the nation's largest single-day food drive and it's returning back to the Grand Valley.
On Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers is teaming up with United Way of Mesa County to make this effort possible during their "Stamp out Hunger."
It’s the 21st time the county is participating in the event, and last year Mesa County collected a record 102,000 pounds of food.
“At this time of the year, people don't think about donating because its not cold out or it’s not the holidays,” said Amanda Crysler of United Way of Mesa County. “It’s the time of the year that our local food pantries see a gap in food donations. So, the letter carriers are so generous by picking up all these food.”
Residents are encouraged to fill a grocery bag with non-perishable foods and place it next to their mailbox Saturday morning.
Letter carriers will collect the food as they deliver the mail and take it to local food banks.