‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive 

Here’s a really easy way to help others out. You don’t have to go any further than your mailbox.Folks gathered at the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter Monday to bring attention to the National “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.Letter carriers across Maine will be picking up bags of food along their delivery routes this Saturday.All you have to do is leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox.Your carrier will pick it up and make sure it’s delivered to local pantries, shelters and soup kitchens.Folks who run pantries tell us canned meat, fruits and veggies, peanut butter, cereal and Bisquick are always needed.”The reality remains that 35 million Americans and 64 thousand Mainers live at risk of hunger today,” says Renee Overlock, local branch president, National Association of Letter Carriers.”So just take a moment and put a couple items of food out with your mail. And together that will make a difference, in a way that no government or big agency can,” says Dennis Marble, director, Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.The food drive is put on by the United Way and the National Association of Letter Carriers. It’s the largest single-day food drive in the nation.