USPS Food Drive aims to end food insecurity

With+your+help%2C+we+can+stamp+out+hunger.+Every+little+bit+helps%21

Photo by Calle Macarone on Unsplash

With your help, we can stamp out hunger. Every little bit helps!

Maya Adimora, Beyond the Gates editor

Even two years after the height of COVID-19, the world is still reeling from the consequences. Non-essential workers, especially working parents, were often forced to stay home and that made it difficult to keep a steady job and income. More importantly, the pandemic exacerbated food insecurity, or the lack of access to food, worldwide.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “While the pandemic’s impact has yet to be fully mapped, a multi-agency report estimates that around a tenth of the global population – up to 811 million people – were undernourished [in 2020]” (https://bit.ly/3EwTeKQ). If 811 million is too large of a number for you to wrap your head around, imagine the people in your community—parents, children, teachers, seniors, and veterans—unable to have food on the table.

This is why the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is returning after three years to do exactly that: stamp out hunger. On Saturday, May 14, 2022, you can leave a bag of non-perishable foods, like dried fruit and canned goods, next to your mailbox for your mailman to pick up. The National Association of Letter Carriers also encourages monetary donations to be made out to your local food bank.

For more information, visit https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.