Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ with the Utah Food Bank

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is being held on Saturday, May 11th.

All week long, letter carriers have been delivering reminder bags and postcards to the mailboxes of Utahns statewide. Then, on Saturday morning, those same letter carriers, will drive around and pick up the donated food that people have left by their mailboxes.

WHAT TO GIVE: Most-wanted foods include:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon).
  • Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese).
  • Canned or dried beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils).
  • Pasta, rice cereal.
  • Canned fruits.
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed).
  • Canned vegetables.
  • Cooking oil.
  • Boxed cooking mixes (pancake, breads).

WHAT NOT TO GIVE:

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans.
  • Glass containers.
  • Perishable items.
  • Homemade items.
  • No expired items
  • Noncommercial canned or packaged items.
  • Alcoholic beverages or mixes or soda.
  • Open or used items.

On Thursday’s Midday, Utah Food Bank CEO and President, Ginette Bott, talked about how this food drive helps stock the shelves of emergency food pantries across the state at a crucial time of increased demand.

For more information on this food drive, click here,  and for more information about the Utah Food Bank, click here. 

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