For 25 years, letter carriers all across the nation take one day a year to dedicate their efforts toward the eradication of food insecurity. On Saturday May 13th, over 10,000 cities nationwide took part in the National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive." Greensboro was fortunate to be one of those cities. Individuals that participated set out non-perishable food items at their mailboxes for USPS letter carriers to pick up. All items were then delivered to a sorting location off of W. Market St to be distributed to The Salvation Army throughout the triad. Many do not realize, but according to a Gallup poll, the Greensboro-High Point metro area ranks within the top 10 of largest US food deserts.
"Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers." - American Nutrition Association