Stamp Out Hunger And Support Local Food Banks Today – Saturday, May 12th

Snoqualmie Valley homes should have received a plastic blue shopping bag in their mailboxes this week.  Those bags are for the USPS annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

“Donating food could not be made any easier.”  says Mt. Si Food Bank Director, Heidi Dukich.  Simply fill the bag with food donations and leave it in your mailbox today, May 12th.  If the bag is too big for your mailbox, you can simply set the filled blue donation bag next to your mailbox.

Members from Kiwanas will be picking up the donations from the post office on Monday morning and deliver them to the Mt. Si Food Bank.  The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was a record-breaking last year, seeing 3,200 lbs of donated food collected for the Mt Si Food Bank. On average, Mt Si Food Bank serves 380-390 families every week of the year and distributes around 17,000 pounds of food each week.  Food Bank volunteers hope this year’s food drive surpasses last year’s record.

In the Fall City area,  the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive benefits the Fall City Community Food Pantry.  Area PO Box holders are invited to bring food donations to the Fall City Post Office between 8AM-2PM and place them in designated red barrels.  Fall City Food Panty says the most needed items are canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, juice, peanut butter, jelly, rice mixes, top-ramen, snacks, soup and tuna.

Participants are asked to get their donations out before their daily mail delivery – or by 8AM to ensure donation pick up.




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