Ramona Post Office employees encourage the community to join them in helping Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 9.
Stamp Out Hunger, an annual National Association of Letter Carriers effort, is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
Residents throughout Ramona are asked to leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable food such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice and cereal next to their mailbox before mail is delivered on Saturday. Food items should be in nonbreakable containers such as boxes and cans. Letter carriers will collect the food donations that day and deliver it to the Ramona Food and Clothes Closet to assist those in need in the community.
“In these difficult economic times, hunger is an issue that must be addressed in every community across our country,” said William H. Young, National Association of Letter Carriers president. “We see it daily out on our routes. That’s why now more than ever before we need everybody’s help to make a real difference.”