On May 11, postal workers throughout the country will deliver mail while collecting nonperishable food donations as part of the annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.

You can donate by leaving non-perishable food items in a bag in or near your mailbox on Sat., May 11. Letter carriers will pick up the bags as they deliver your mail as usual. Plus, all the food will stay within your community because donations in mid- to south Pinellas County will be delivered to the Free Clinic.

The Free Clinic relies on the food drive every year to re-stock pantry shelves in preparation for the busier summer months when children are out of school and more families are seeking assistance. Families who receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school need to find other sources for meals when school is out.

In addition to food donations, the Free Clinic is seeking volunteer groups to assist with sorting the food that was collected from the food drive. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Kaitlynne Church at 727.821.1200 ext. 114 or Kaitlynne.Church@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org.