MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown letter carriers as well as letter carriers across the country, will take part in the 27th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive on Saturday May 11.
To support the drive, residents should place non-perishable food items next to the mailbox prior to mail being collected on Saturday May 11. Food collected in the Morristown area, which includes residents of Madison, Chatham, Florham Park, Cedar Knolls, Whippany, Morristown, Morris Plains, Mendham, Dover, Rockaway, Mountain Lakes and Parsippany will be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry.
Items needed include: canned soup, canned fruit, canned tuna, evaporated, dry or shelf stable milk, peanut butter, pasta sauce in cans or plastic jars, canned beans, canned meats and meals, rice, pasta and cereal.
“We have worked with the local Letter Carriers for many years and are so grateful for their hard work and for their partnership in our efforts to fight local hunger”, said Carolyn Lake, Interfaith Food Pantry, Executive Director. “They truly care and understand that many hardworking people still struggle with the high cost of living here in Morris County and may be one illness or car breakdown away from needing food assistance.”
Over the past 14 years, more than 371,000 pounds of food have been collected during the "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" and donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry and distributed to families in need in Morris County. In 2018, The Interfaith Food Pantry helped over 10,000 Morris County residents and distributed 1.2 million pounds of food.