(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
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,
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.