On Saturday, Stamford area letter carriers will join forces with Campbell Soup to stamp out hunger across America. The 21rst Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive encourages residents in Stamford, Old Greenwich, and New Canaan to leave a bag of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox Saturday. Letter carriers will retrieve the donations when delivering the mail and bring them to local food banks.
Stamp Out Hunger is the Nation’s largest single-day food drive. More than 70 million pounds of food was collected around the country last year. Dominick Frattaroli, food drive coordinator for the area, says the Stamford area averages over 20,000 pounds of food a year.
Frattaroli says the postal workers are trying something different this year to encourage participation by passing out bags. Kate Lombardo, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, says more than 60,000 bags will be distributed throughout the area. She says this food drive is especially important for children in need.