West Texas Food Bank
Stamp Out Hunger
STAMP OUT HUNGER
Be a Part of the Largest One-Day Food Drive In the U.S.
You can help fight hunger in your community by participating in the national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the largest one-day food drive in the U.S. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations placed beside mailboxes and in post offices. All donations will go to local food pantries and food banks, including West Texas Food Bank.
To donate, place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 9. Donations can also be dropped off at local post offices. Every donation makes an impact.
Contact your local postal workers to find out if they participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Please spread the word about this food drive to your family, friends and coworkers.
Most-Needed Food Drive Items
• Canned Meats - Tuna, Ham, Chicken
• Canned Fruits
• Canned Vegetables
• Boxed or Canned Soups
• Peanut Butter (no glass jars)
• Boxed or Canned Juices
• Dried Beans
• Boxed Pastas
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is an annual event led by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
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In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
A strong desire or need for food. (American Heritage Dictionary)
A weakened disordered condition brought about by prolonged lack of food. (Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary)
The West Texas Food bank was established by a small group of local concerned citizens in 1985 to address the critical issue of hunger in the West Texas area by securing donations of surplus foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry covering 45,000 square miles in 22 West Texas Counties.
There are three basic needs of life: clothing, shelter, and FOOD. For most of us, food is there... readily available. We just have to decide what kind we want. Food is something to munch, something to nosh, something to chew, something to scarf. It’s how much you want, whenever you want.
But unfortunately, for some people, food – of any kind – is NOT always readily available, and food – of any kind – is not something they can afford.
Maybe they’ve had a rough month. Maybe it’s been a rough life. There is too much month left at the end of the money.
Regardless, food is a basic human need, hunger is the most basic human urge – and the West Texas Food Bank has made it our mission to satisfy that need whenever and wherever we can in West Texas!