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Stamp Out Hunger Campaign Brings in Thousands of Donations

Right now- thousands of pounds of food are getting sorted through to help those in need.

Posted: May 12, 2018 4:32 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.- Today is the 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive where letter carriers help collect cans of food for those in need.

Homeowners across the country were encouraged to place non-perishable food donations by their mailboxes for the Stamp Out Hunger drive. Letter carriers picked up the donations along their routes today.

Jackson County’s emergency pantries provide close to 3,000 food boxes a month to the needy—about five days’ worth of food per box, according to ACCESS.

Last year, letter carriers in Jackson County collected more than 47,000 pounds of food. This year ACCESS is expecting up to 60,000 pounds of donations.

More than 71 million pounds were collected around the country—from more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Organizers say this is the largest food drive both in Jackson County and in the country. The food goes directly to local food pantries.

Right now, one in every six Americans are food insecure, equating to 49 million people. 16 million are children, according to ACCESS.

ACCESS is a non-profit in Jackson County focused on community action, particularly on the issue of poverty. They were founded in 1976, and have since founded 15 different programs designed to aid the local community.

For more information about the food drive, click here

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