Stamp Out Hunger Saturday

Local letter carriers are again looking for the public’s help in stamping out hunger this weekend.

Area postal carriers will again join with others across the country for the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday.

Toccoa Letter Carrier Michael Waddell said that this is the 21st year for the drive.

“This Saturday, we just ask people in Toccoa and Eastanollee to leave non-perishable food items at their mailbox,” said Waddell. “If they have a lot of food that they want to donate, they can also bring it to the Toccoa post office.”

Food donated to the “Stamp Out Hunger” drive in Stephens County this Saturday will remain in the community, going to the Stephens County Food Bank.

Waddell said that the letter carriers appreciate the support they have received every year from the community in this effort.

“Our goal has always been to break 10,000 pounds and last year, we had 10,500 pounds of food,” said Waddell. “I really thank everyone in Toccoa for helping us do that.”

Since it began in 1993, the “Stamp Out Hunger” drive has collected nearly 1.2 billion pounds of food nationally.