Stamp Out Hunger Brings in More Than 100K meals for the Foodbank

You probably saw those cards in your mailbox for the Stamp Out Hunger food drive where members of the National Association of Letter Carriers collect non-perishable food items for those in need.

Saturday, May 14, mail carriers throughout the region collected goods that added up to more than 100,000 meals for hungry children, seniors, and families in our area.

“Once again we are overwhelmed by the support of the community, as well as the postal service men and women through this annual effort,” said Ruth Jones Nichols, Chief Executive Officer of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. “It just shows the power of what we can accomplish collaboratively in the fight against hunger through combined resources and services.”

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore will distribute the food to partner agencies such as area food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters.

For up-to-date information on the Foodbank, visit To give, text FEED to 757-550-3535.