As of Monday, May 16, 2016 local donations to the Freestore Foodbank through the 2016 Stamp Out Hunger food drive stood at the equivalent of more than 81,000 meals for our hungry neighbors, a 60% increase in donations compared to the 2015 Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Additional Stamp Out Hunger donations were expected to come into the Freestore throughout the week of May 16.
Additionally, thousands of pounds of food were donated to some of the Freestore Foodbank’s community partner agencies located in 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana through the food drive.
Thank you for your generous support!
Now in its 24th year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than 1.3 billion pounds of food nationally since its inception. On Saturday, May 14, 2016 residents left non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes prior to the time of regular mail delivery. Letter carriers collected donations from homes, and, locally, delivered the donations to the Freestore Foodbank and some of its community partners.