RIFA joins with groups for National Stamp Out Hunger food drive

JACKSON, Tenn. — RIFA is partnering with United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers for the National Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

“We are here today from RIFA at the Jackson Post Office North to thank the letter carriers for what they are about to do Saturday,” said Lisa Tillman,

Each year on the second Saturday of May, mail carriers around the city will be delivering the mail, as well as picking up food boxes left by residents.

“If you guys have plastic bags that you usually get from the grocery store, or paper bags work as well, you guys can put them in your mailbox. You can hang them on your mailbox or you can put them in front of your mailbox,” Janelle B. said.

Mail carriers are asking you to try to put your food in the mailboxes, as with their new vehicles, it might be hard for them to get the food that’s placed on the curb.

“Canned food, cereal, oats, if you guys have those. Nothing fresh. Just anything that can last little while. You know, something in your pantry. That works,” Janelle B. said.

The last time Stamp Out Hunger happened, carriers collected almost 12,000 pounds of food. And now back after two years of pausing, RIFA is hoping for another successful event.

“Everything that RIFA does is local here in the community, and so that food will be sorted and distributed through all of the different programs and ministries that we have,” Tillman said.

Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday, May 14, giving you a few days to get those boxes ready.

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