Food Bank and USPS Team Up to Stamp Out Hunger

May 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO/MARIN – It’s been said that neither “snow, nor rain nor heat, nor gloom of night” can get in the way of a letter carrier’s swift completion of his or her appointed rounds.  We’d like to add a heavy bag of non-perishable items to that list.

Join the Food Bank and representatives from the US Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers this Saturday (May 13th) for the 25th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.  Residents in Marin and San Francisco are being urged this week to leave a bag of non-perishable goods by their mailboxes for their carriers to collect.

This is the Food Bank’s biggest one-day food drive of the year. Last year, we collected nearly 100,000 pounds of food, a gigantic help considering 1 in 4 residents in Marin and San Francisco are food insecure right now.   This year we’re hoping to top 100,000 pounds!

WHO:  Debbi Bellush, CE Manager at the Food Bank, Letter Carrier Joel Bantley, and Representatives from the USPS.

WHAT:  Letter Carriers will deliver multiple bags of non-perishable food items to the Mill Valley Post Office. There, the bags will be loaded onto waiting Food Bank trucks and taken back to our Novato warehouse where items will be sorted.

WHERE: 751 E. Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

WHEN: May 13th – 3pm – 4pm

WHY: For the past 25 years, the USPS and the National Association of Letter Carriers have helped the Food Bank keep vital pantries from going bare during the critical summer months with their Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                                     
Debbi Bellush Manager of Community Engagement
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 x380; (cell) 510-847-3191


About the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at

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