Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers' Food Drive 2018










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** UPDATE 05/31/18 **

THANK YOU! Regional residents donated a total of 90,467 pounds of food, including 41,260 pounds in Monroe County, during the 2018 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! Thanks to everyone who is helping ensure that Hoosiers don't go hungry.


Always the second Saturday in May - RAIN OR SHINE!

The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest, single-day food drive in the nation, and an easy way to make a difference in your community.

On Saturday, May 12th, rain or shine, letter carriers and volunteers will collect bags of healthy, non-perishable donated food people, like you, have set out by their mailboxesDonations are sorted and taken to local food pantries to feed hungry Hoosiers.

>> Rain or shine the Stamp Out Hunger food drive goes on!  Event organizers recommend: “If it is raining we encourage people to put their donations in a plastic bag and tie it shut if possible but please don’t let the weather keep you from donating. People with mailboxes by the street or in apartments with pedestal type group mailboxes can also place their donation inside their mailbox."

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is very important to local pantries and neighbors in need. In the spring, food supplies are typically lower. As schools let out for the summer, the need for additional food is greater since young students don't have access to free or reduced breakfast and lunch programs. And locally, 1 in 5 children are at risk of going hungry.

In our region, 1 in 6 people are at risk of hunger and one-third of these neighbors are not income-eligible for federal nutrition program. This means they rely more on access to healthy, nutritious food from pantries and kitchens.

In 2017, Hoosier Hills Food Bank distributed over 4.2 million pounds of food through its programs and partner agencies in eight counties.

Last year, regional residents donated 94,030 pounds, including 48,826 pounds in Monroe County, during this drive to help neighbors in need. Will you help us feed even more Hoosiers this year? 

>> Listen to Jerry Sutherlin, a retired Letter Carrier and Stamp Out Hunger Volunteer, talk about the 2015 food drive, which occurs annually on the second Saturday in May <<

How You Can Help

>> DONATE! Simply fill a grocery bag (or two) with healthy, non-perishable food and set it by your mailbox the morning of Saturday, May 12th to be picked up. Each household in our service area should receive a Kroger bag in your mail the week of the drive. Food donations are distributed to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and other local agencies who then provide the food to hungry Hoosiers.

>> VOLUNTEER! If you're interested in volunteering or hosting a food drive, click here.

>> SHARE! Share these promotional materials at your workplace, with neighbors and friends, and in your social media networks.

What to Donate

- Canned meat (tuna, chicken, beef stew, etc.)
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Juice & juice boxes
- Cereal

- Expired food
- Open packages

- Perishable food
- Glass jars

Drop-Off Locations

Donations can be dropped off at all area post office as well as these 16 locations throughout the community. 

Thanks to Downtown Bloomington, Inc., and its numerous members for hosting Stamp Out Hunger food collection barrels at the following locations:
By Hand Gallery, 101 W Kirkwood Ave # 109, Bloomington
Gather, 116 N Walnut St, Bloomington
Wonderlab, 308 W 4th St, Bloomington
Bloomington Police Dept., 220 E 3rd St,Bloomington
Convention Center, 302 S College Ave, Bloomington
Owen County State Bank, 2421 S Walnut St, Bloomington
Owen County State Bank, 3419 W State Road 46 (near Ellettsville)
Owen County State Bank, 201 W Morgan St, Spencer
And, thanks to Communications Workers of America, Local 4730 and their members at Indiana University for hosting Stamp Out Hunger food collection barrels at the following locations:
IU campus:
Building Services, 1800 N Range Rd                              
Wells Library, corner of N Jordan & 10th St         
Poplars, 400 E 7th St, Downstairs Lobby                    
Residential Programs/Services, 801 N Jordan, 2nd Floor
Geology, 1001 E 10th St.
Student Central, 408 N Union, Rm 108                                      
Student Financial Aid, 408 N Union, Rm 124                                      
Simon Music/Recital Center, 200 S Jordan, Rm 1F; 2 sets of doors Side of building that faces Jordan Ave

Thanks to Our Sponsors and Supporters!

The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive would like to thank our supporters:



Major local sponsors & participants:
NALC Branch 828
U. S. Postal Service
NRLCA (rural carriers)
United Way of Monroe County
Hoosier Hills Food Bank



Additional local participants:
Lawrence County ARC

Bedford Lions Club

Bedford Noon Lions Club
Fayetteville Community Lions Club
Mitchell Lions Club
Southern Indiana Regional Labor Council - White River Chapter


National sponsors:
United Way Worldwide

Contact Us

For general questions: NALC Branch 828 President Joshua Peterson,

To volunteer or host a food drive:
•    Lawrence County: Jan Allen,
•    Linton: Mary Ison,
•    Monroe County: Liz Feitl, (812) 334-8370 ext. 17, (AFL-CIO Community Service Liaison, United Way of Monroe County)
•    Hoosier Hills Food Bank: Ryan Jochim,

The local NALC South Central Indiana Branch 828 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive includes all communities with city delivery in Greene, Lawrence, Monroe and Owen Counties. It also includes Martinsville, Odon, Orleans, and Paoli. Branch 828 also assists with the Food Drive in additional communities that do not have city delivery.

For general information about the national Stamp Out Hunger efforts and impact visit the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) website at


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