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Help Stamp Out Hunger

On Saturday, May 11th, KARE (Kershaw Area Resource Exchange) will once again partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  During this annual campaign, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations left at mailboxes.  These donations then go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in Lancaster County who need our help.  Last year, residents of Lancaster County donated over 6,110 pounds of food. 

KARE’s Assistant Director and Public Relation’s Manager, Olivia Hann stated, “KARE has so appreciated having the support of our local community and postal carriers to help in the fight against hunger for our area.  The KARE food pantry benefits greatly from Stamp Out Hunger as it helps provides shelf stable foods to the nearly 400 households, we serve each month.”

The need for food donations is great. Currently, 1 in 6 Americans faces food insecurity. More than twelve million are children who feel hunger's impact on their overall health and ability to perform in school. And nearly 5.2 million seniors over age 60 are food insecure, with many who live on fixed incomes often too embarrassed to ask for help.

Participating in this year's Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is simple. Just leave a nonperishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox Saturday, May 11, 2024 and your letter carrier will do the rest. With your help, letter carriers and the US Postal Service have collected over 1.82 billion pounds of food in the United States since 1993.



For more information on volunteering for Stamp Out Hunger or other volunteer opportunities, please visit KARE’s website at or call 803-475-4173.  KARE’s mission is helping neighbors in need with practical support through crisis assistance, hunger relief, and resource referrals.

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