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'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive Returns to New Mexico Saturday

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Monday, May 8, 2023   

One in five children in New Mexico is at risk of hunger, and this weekend you can make a difference.

Hunger-relief organizations are promoting the "2023 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" this Saturday.

It's a day when letter carriers with the U.S. Postal Service collect nonperishable food donations from their customers - the largest food drive in the country, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns.

Sonya Warwick - director of communications and events for Albuquerque's Roadrunner Food Bank - said hunger and the need to help is top-of-mind over the holidays, but it's equally important to participate this time of year.

"We're headed into the spring and summer months," said Warwick, "and with kiddos out of school for summer, we find that hunger for families tends to increase because a lot of families in need have those school meals available to them when school's in session."

Warwick said post-pandemic, higher costs and supply-chain issues remain a problem.

The nonprofit is still recruiting volunteers to help sort the food taken to Albuquerque's eleven post offices and bring it to the Roadrunner warehouse for distribution.

More information is available at rrfb.org.

Warwick said people are encouraged to leave out a sturdy bag of food items not previously opened, before your letter carrier delivers mail this Saturday.

"Things like canned vegetables, canned meats," said Warwick, "anything from tuna to beef to chicken if that comes in a can, that's perfect. Also things like canned fruits, boxed meals - for example, Hamburger Helper - to cereals to other similar products."

In addition to non-perishable food items, Warwick said hunger relief organizations also welcome cash donations.

The postal carriers' food drive always falls on the second Saturday of May, and Warwick said this year there's an extra incentive to participate.

"It's a great way maybe to recognize your Mom and make a gift in her honor," said Warwick. "It's right before Mother's Day - maybe there's tie-in there. It's a great way to say, 'Hey, Mom, I made a donation to my local hunger-relief organization by leaving out a food donation.' "



Disclosure: Roadrunner Food Bank contributes to our fund for reporting on Children's Issues, Community Issues and Volunteering, Hunger/Food/Nutrition, Poverty Issues. If you would like to help support news in the public interest, click here.


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