Each year, the National Association of Letter Carriers partners with United Way of Denton County and Denton Community Food Center to "Stamp Out Hunger." This one-day food drive brings together local volunteers, postal carriers and a caring community to donate much-needed food for local families in need.
According to Feeding America's most recent "Map the Meal Gap" data, there are 115,480 people in Denton County considered by the USDA to be "food-insecure," unsure of where their next meal will come from. Hunger and malnourishment hinder a child's performance at school, a parent's ability to work as well as the overall health of families across Denton County. This is our chance to improve lives by making sure parents and their children don't go hungry.
Every week, the DCFC distributes 9,000 pounds of food to an average of 165 local families. Help us help those in crisis!
Here's how you can make a difference:
- Fill a sturdy paper or plastic bag with non-perishable food
- On May 13th, set the bag out by our mailboxes
It's that simple! Our neighborhood postal carriers will bring our bags, plus the bags put together by our neighbors, to the Denton Community Food Center, where volunteers will sort and store our donated food to feed local families in need.
If you would like to volunteer to help us receive, sort and store donated food on May 13th, click here and sign up to be a volunteer!