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Postal Service, IPS team up for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Nonperishable food items collected during a food drive in Indianapolis in June 2019. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The U.S. Postal Service is teaming up with Indianapolis Public Schools this weekend to help prevent hunger.

Saturday will be the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Everyone is encouraged to leave canned goods and nonperishable food donations in a bag near their mailboxes before mail carriers arrive.

The post office had a kickoff event Thursday at IPS’ Brookside School 54.

In Marion County alone, there are more than 46,000 children who don’t know where their next meal may come from.

Christi Johnson-Kennedy, the postmaster of Indianapolis, said, “Each year, the United States Postal Service partners with the National Association of Letter Carriers. It’s the largest one-day food drive in the country. It’s a great opportunity for the Postal Service to support the letter carriers and we give back to the community.”

All food collected during Saturday’s drive will stay in central Indiana.