Volunteers are needed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and United Way of Lee to help Stamp Out Hunger

The Letter Carriers' National #StampOutHunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 11, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank invites residents to support the goal of feeding those in need.

This is the nation's largest single-day food drive when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Last year, 273,649 pounds of food were collected in Southwest Florida.

Locally, the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties partner with letter carriers to make the food drive happen. Nearly 400 volunteers from the community are needed to make it work.

What the Harry Chapin Food Bank needs: About 300 volunteers to set up, help unload the food and do preliminary sorting at six post offices in Lee County. To sign up, log on to the Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteer information center https://bit.ly/2qjyUKr.

If you're new to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, sign up at https://bit.ly/2qG3PRd and put Letter Carriers Food Drive in the 
Group Code Box.

For questions or other information, contact Anna Suarez, food bank director of human resources and administration, at asuarez@harrychapinfoodbank.orgor 239-334-7007, ext. 114.
Here is a list of post offices that will be manned by Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteer sorters:
 
Cape Coral Central
1030 SE 9th Ave., Cape Coral
Downtown Fort Myers
1350 Monroe St., Fort Myers
Page Field
2655 N Airport Rd., Fort Myers
Six Mile Cypress Carrier Annex
14651 Six Mile Cypress, Fort Myers
Fort Myers Beach
200 Carolina Ave., Fort Myers Beach
Bonita Springs
26150 Old 41 Rd., Bonita Springs

What the United Way Lee needs:About 75 volunteer drivers to help letter carriers pick up food left by mailboxes on designated routes in Lee County.

To learn more or sign up to be a volunteer, contact Kim Berghs, United Way volunteer center manager, atkim@unitedwaylee.org or 239-433-7547.
 
We thank you for your support!
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