Saturday, May 14th: 30th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

United Way Quad Cities is proud to partner once again with the National Association of Letter Carriers as part of the nation’s largest, one-day Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This unique partnership is set to gather non-perishable food donations for the local River Bend Food Bank during the 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. 

On saturday, May 14th, place a bag of nonperishable food next your mailbox. Your letter carrier will handle the rest!

On Saturday, May 14, Quad Citizens are asked to leave a donation of non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes before the delivery of the mail.

Letter carriers will collect the food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes. The donations stay in the community and are given to local pantries and shelters for those in need. 

“The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is a great way to easily support your fellow Quad Citizens. The donations stay in our community, so we can continue to improve the Quad Cities as a whole,” said Marci Zogg, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way Quad Cities.  

This year will mark three decades of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Over the past 30 years, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has raised 1.67 billion pounds of food. 

“We’re proud to have Quad Cities letter carriers participating once again. Our local NALC branches value the long-time partnership with United Way, who provides support in the planning and execution of the food drive,” said Tracey Bultinck, City Letter Carrier and Food Drive Coordinator. “This is one of those partnerships where anyone can get involved or give back in some way. It amazes me to see the generosity and community spirit on full display to help local families.” 

How You Can Help

On Saturday, May 14th, please leave a donation of non-perishable food items next to your mailbox before the delivery of the mail. Letter carriers will collect your food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

The top requested non-perishable food items are:
  • cereal
  • pasta
  • pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce
  • rice
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • canned meals (such as soups, chili and pasta)
  • 100% juice
  • peanut butter
  • macaroni & cheese
  • canned protein (tuna, chicken and turkey)
  • beans (canned or dry)

No frozen food, homemade food, home-canned items or items in glass containers will be accepted.

May 16 update: 27,250 meals collected  

Together, Quad Citizens donated a total of 27,250 meals during the NALC Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Thank you to all who came together to help local families in the Quad Cities!