Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to Help RIFA Food Bank
JACKSON, Tenn. — Two organizations are joining forces again to help local families in need. The National Association of Letter carriers and RIFA will work together for their 22nd year to help stamp out hunger. To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive in Jackson, residents are encouraged to leave a bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday. Jackson‘s letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to the RIFA Food Bank to be sorted, bagged and distributed to individuals and families in need. The RIFA food bank is in desperate need for donations. In the past three months, they have given out more food than they have taken in. “It’s so easy to participate,” Shaun Powers, the assistant director of RIFA said. “You can participate without having to leave your house, just putting some food in a bag, placing it by the mailbox.” Last year, the letter carriers collected 15,126 pounds of food.