This Saturday, May 12th, Ferndale letter carriers will be picking up your donations of non-perishable food donations left in a bag set by or hung from your mailbox.
This is the 26th year the United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers have held their national Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Everything collected in the Ferndale area will be delivered to the Ferndale Food Bank where it will be made available to local families in need.
Additional volunteers will be out ahead of the mail carriers to help pick up donations so the carriers can stay on schedule. These volunteers will have signs on their trucks and also volunteer badges according to organizers.
Ferndale Food Bank Executive Director Suzanne Nevan provided the following suggestions for needed donations:
- Canned fruit (light/no syrup is our greatest request)
- Canned vegetables (low/no sodium is a big help!)
- Canned beans
- Canned soups and stews
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Canned meats like chicken, tuna, salmon, and beef
- Granola and granola bars
- Brown rice and quinoa
Nevan also said to remember, “Give From The Heart, For The Heart” with healthier food options when you can (e.g. low or no sodium, low or no sugar added, whole grain).