Knox County residents can participate in Nation’s largest one-day food drive to help food bank on May 14th

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) is holding its 24th annual food drive “Stamp out Hunger” to combat hunger on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Letter carriers throughout Knox County will be collecting non-perishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes. The food will be delivered to Second Harvest Food Bank and will be distributed throughout a network of food programs in an 18-country service area.

During the week leading up to the food drive, bags for food collection will be placed in Knox County area mailboxes. Residents are encouraged to fill the bags with non-perishable canned goods. The filled bags should be placed on or around mailboxes before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14th for pick-up. Each letter carrier will collect food along his or her route, as mail is delivered that day.

“For 24 years we have partnered with the letter carriers, and each year they help us provide thousands of meals to the hungry in East Tennessee,” said Executive Director, Elaine Streno. “We are grateful for the continued efforts they make towards creating awareness and supporting our hunger relief efforts.”


For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, please visit