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Help “Stamp out Hunger” in the Midlands area on Saturday, May 11

Participating in the 32nd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign is as easy as putting canned or boxed food donations in a bag to be picked up by mail carriers.

Harvest hope food bank

The COLAtoday team helping to sort food at the Harvest Hope Food Bank. | Photo via COLAtoday

As part of the 32nd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign — happening on Saturday, May 11 — the U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Harvest Hope Food Bank will collect non-perishable food donations from your house.

How it works

  • Go through your pantry for canned goods or pick a few extras up while you’re grocery shopping.
  • Place your donations in a bag beside your mailbox for pickup.
  • Letter carriers will pick up food donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Participating post offices

Dutch Fork Post Office, 1120 Briarsgate Cir.
Northeast Post Office, 8505 Two Notch Rd.
Forest Acres Post Office, 4840 Forest Dr.
Leesburg Post Office, 7406 Garners Ferry Rd.
Cayce/West Columbia Post Office, 1535 Platt Springs Rd.
Assembly Post Office, Corner of Assembly and Taylor Streets
Saluda Post Office, 424 Travis Ave.

High-need items

  • Canned | Proteins, beans, vegetables, or fruits
  • Boxed/bagged | Oatmeal, grits, kinds of pasta, or rice
  • Breakfast items or granola Bars
  • Single-serve pop-top meals
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter