Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday May 10

Stamp Out Hunger® is a nationwide effort by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service. Each year, hundreds of communities participate to raise resources for their local food banks. Last year, the drive raised 70 million pounds of food in more than 1,400 communities.

In Missoula, all donations benefit Missoula Food Bank. Stamp Out Hunger® is the organization’s largest single-day drive of the year, providing thousands of meals for the increasing number of local individuals in need of emergency food assistance.

“This drive is one of the most important of the year,” states Jessica Allred, Community Relations Director. “The food collected during Stamp Out Hunger helps us to stock our shelves during the challenging summer months when we see an increased number of families, but when donations of food and funds are at their lowest.”

Missoula Food Bank

Participating in the drive is as simple as leaving nonperishable food donations by your mailbox on the morning of Saturday, May 10th. Local Letter Carriers will collect all donations. Those who use post office boxes can drop food donations at the Post Office.

In 2013, the Missoula area Letter Carriers collected 11,000 pounds of food during this single-day drive – the equivalent of more than 7,300 meals.

Missoula Food Bank Building


Missoula Food Bank is our community’s primary resource for emergency food assistance.  In 2013, the organization helped one in seven people in Missoula County.  The organization strives to reduce hunger, and provides emergency food to people through a variety of programs, including outreach to home-bound seniors and at-risk children.  Missoula Food Bank’s store is located at 219 S Third Street West in Missoula.