Set out your food for Stamp Out Hunger Saturday

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Last year, Sheridan area residents donated 7,700 pounds of food during the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, and this year, the Post Office is hoping to collect even more. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 8 a.m. Donations should be left for mail carriers early in the morning so they can be picked up along their mail routes. A box for donations will also be placed near the P.O. boxes at the Post Office. "Leave your food on top of the mailbox, under the mailbox, next to the mailbox," Megan Garretson of the Sheridan Post Office told Dally. "We are hoping to get several tons—hoping to match or collect even more than last year." Food donated during Sheridan's Stamp Out Hunger will be kept local, and will be taken to the Sheridan VA Homeless Shelter, the Salvation Army and the People's Assistance Food Bank. This is the 24th year of the nationwide annual event, and the goal is to re-stock food banks going into the summer. School will be out soon, and holiday giving is still months away, but hunger is always an issue, Garretson says. Donations of canned goods, boxed foods—anything non-perishable and easy to make into simple dinners are great, she said. Glass items are best avoided as they can be difficult to transport. #dally #news