The Salvation Army of Greensboro Participates in Stamp Out Hunger

Coming to the rescue of struggling families throughout Greensboro and The Triad

GREENSBORO, NC(April 2019) – On Saturday, May 11, 2019, The Salvation Army of Greensboro is excited to participate in The National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive to benefit our food pantry which is critically low. We will be located at 4626 West Market Street Greensboro, NC from 12 PM – 6 PM receiving canned goods from Letter Carriers. The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is the outgrowth of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ tradition of community service, a tradition exhibited repeatedly by members of the letter carriers’ union over the years. These carriers, who go into neighborhoods in every town at least six days a week, have always been involved when there is a need, whether it be collecting canned goods for The Salvation Army of Greensboro or others.

The National Association of Letter Carriers, with help from rural letter carriers, and other postal employees, have led the drive to deliver more than one billion pounds of food the past 25 years. To donate, just place a box of cans or non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May by 9AM. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted by volunteers with The Salvation Army and delivered to our area food bank where it is available for needy families.

The Salvation Army of Greensboro is in need of volunteers to help with intake, sorting, and loading of cans and non-perishables. To volunteer for The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive contact Carole Whisnant at 336.493.1800 or email carole.whisnant@uss.salvationarmy.org

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

For more information, go to www.salvationarmyofgreensboro.org.

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