Donations are sought for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers' Food Drive

Nonperishable foods can be donated on Saturday during the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers' Food Drive.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 12, 2012
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Nonperishable foods can be donated as easily as mailing a letter on Saturday during the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers Food Drive.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a national collaboration between Campbell Soup Co. and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Letter carriers in more than 100 cities across the state are participating.

Canned foods as well as peanut butter, rice and beans can be left in plastic bags before 7 a.m. Saturday for letter carriers to pick up. The donated food will benefit needy families in the state during a time of year when they need it most.

Food donations also will be accepted at participating post offices until May 16.

This is the 20th year for the program that contributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food in Oklahoma City last year.

Mail carriers will bring the food to post offices where it will be sorted by volunteers and taken to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Summertime is particularly difficult for low-income children who ordinarily might have breakfast and lunch provided at school.

For more information or to donate, call 972-1111 or go to www.regionalfoodbank.org.