May 6, 2024

NALC, USPS & Metropolitan Ministries Kick Off USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

Wednesday May 8, 2024

Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive

TAMPA, FL — The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), USPS & Metropolitan Ministries will conduct a Kick Off event for the 32nd annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Wednesday, May 8.


Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 8:30 a.m.


Metropolitan Ministries President & Chief Executive Officer Tim Marks
USPS Florida District Manager Richie Fermo
USPS Tampa Postmaster Jackie Villemaire
NALC President Brian Renfroe
NALC Regional (9) Officer Eddie Davidson
NALC Florida State President Al Friedman
NALC Branch 599 President Brian Obst


Metropolitan Ministries Logistical Warehouse
4721 Transport Dr.
Tampa, FL 33605


Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Donating is easy. Customers should leave their non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailbox on Saturday, May 11, before their letter carrier arrives. 

In the days leading up to the food drive, letter carriers will be delivering special bags along with your mail that may be used to make donations. Food collected during Saturday’s drive will be delivered to local community churches, food banks and food pantries for distribution.

While all non-perishable donations are welcome, foods that are high in protein such as canned tuna, salmon, beans, and peanut butter are most needed. Canned fruits and vegetables, whole grain, low sugar cereals, macaroni, and cheese dinners and 100% fruit juice also top the list of most needed items.

For additional information about this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive visit

Food Drive TIPS

WHAT TO GIVE: Most-wanted foods include:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, macaroni, and cheese)
  • Canned or dried beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils)
  • Pasta, rice cereal
  • Canned fruits
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cooking oil
  • Boxed cooking mixes (pancake, breads)


  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Glass containers
  • Perishable items
  • Homemade items
  • No expired items
  • Noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages or mixes or soda
  • Open or used items



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