Items needed for Stamp Out Hunger food drive

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Tomorrow will be your chance to help “Stamp Out Hunger” right here in the LC Valley, the Palouse, and our region.

You may have recently opened up your mailbox and found these inside, a plastic bag, and a card asking you to help stamp out hunger. You may have also seen this public service announcement on TV.

“Hi I'm Edward James Almos and I’m here with my local letter carriers to remind you is the “Annual Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.”

Tomorrow marks the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger letter carriers’ food drive. A good rule of thumb, have your donation of non-perishable food out by 9:00 a.m.

The Community Action Food Bank said that your donations from last year’s “Stamp Out Hunger” was the most they’ve ever received in six years!

The top requested non-perishable food items are: cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, or spaghetti sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals, 100% juice, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, canned protein like tuna, chicken and turkey, beans.

The food collected in Lewiston goes to the Community Action Food Bank. Donations from Asotin County, help the Asotin County Food Bank.

“Stamp Out Hunger” is a national event, so the donations set out for letter carriers up on the Palouse, also help their local food bank.

No special bags are needed. Paper is sturdy and tends to hold more food, while plastic holds up better if it gets wet. Cloth bags or boxes are also fine. The important thing is filling the bag to help feed families.

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