DuBois, PA – Together, the DuBois area donated and collected more than 3,300 pounds of food in the annual Letter Carriers Association’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

All of the donations stay local and go directly to the DuBois Ministerial Food Bank.

Brad Waddell, the drive coordinator for the DuBois area, says he’d like to say thank you to everyone who helped donate on May 11.

Listen to the full interview with Brad Waddell about the 2019 drive.

All the food donated in the DuBois area will go to the DuBois Ministerial Food Bank, and the donations will be used by local people who need a little extra help.

If you’d like to still donate, you can do so by donating directly to the DuBois Ministerial Food Bank or your local food pantry.

Examples of useful donations:

** Canned goods – vegetables, fruits, but especially canned meats

** The staples – pasta, pasta sauce, rice, powdered mashed potatoes, powdered milk, “just add milk/egg/water” meal kits… and spices to add to the meals!

** Kid favorites – peanut butter, jelly, microwavable mac and cheese, granola bars, juice boxes, fruit snacks, things they can make when parents aren’t home

** Treats – many of these families are in dire situations… being able to have coffee, a candy bar, brownie mix, mints, etc can be a nice “escape from reality” and makes things feel more normal

** Non-food items – toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, mouthwash, pet food, and can openers

This is a nationwide program from letter carriers throughout the US. Most communities are participating. If you are interesting in donating but have no received a reminder postcard by Wednesday, please call your local post office or ask your letter carrier about how your community is participating this year.

You can find more information about the Stamp Out Hunger initiative on their website.