DARIEN, CT — After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is back.
Person to Person (P2P) is participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger (Postal) Food Drive on Saturday, May 14. All three P2P food pantries are collaborating with local post offices to help re-stock the P2P pantries, making it easy for all residents in lower Fairfield County to participate.
The need for food assistance has never been greater. The economic toll of the pandemic continues to impact residents in Fairfield County, leaving many neighbors struggling to make ends meet. Rising inflation has heightened the financial struggle facing low-income residents.
“The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is thrilled to be partnering with P2P again for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive,” said Dominick Frattaroli, vice president of Branch 60 NALC, in a news release. “While it’s great distributing the Stamp Out Hunger grocery bags the week before, it’s even better picking up the bags on May 14th, full of food donations.”
Here’s how you can support the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Darien on Saturday, May 14:
Darien: Leave your food donations by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14 by 9 a.m. Your letter carrier and food drive volunteers will pick up and deliver your donation to P2P; OR, drop off your food donation to P2P Darien, 1864 Post Road, Darien, between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In the last year alone, P2P has distributed enough healthy groceries for more than two million meals. Over the last two years, P2P has distributed an astounding 78 percent more food through its food pantries in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford and its Door2Door home delivery program.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2022 will be a significant contributor to re-stocking the P2P food pantries.
“We need everyone who is able to donate food on May 14 to do so,” added P2P CEO Nancy Coughlin in a news release. “For many of the families we serve the food they receive at P2P is the foundation of their meals. Please help us make this year’s Stamp Out Hunger the biggest yet with a generous donation of healthy food.”
For complete details and a list of most needed pantry items, visit the P2P website.