The St. Cloud Community Food Pantry and Osceola Council on Aging are asking Osceola County residents to open their hearts and cupboards to help local families in need. Grab some non-perishable food items like canned soups, meats, vegetables and dry goods like pasta, rice, and cereal to load up in a sturdy bag and leave by their mailbox on Saturday, May 11. Those bags filled with food will be collected by local letter carriers as part of the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger! food drive.
Each year, donations from the Stamp Out Hunger! food drive helps stock shelves at local food pantries that must be prepared to assist families during the summer break. The food donated helps feed those children who lose access to free or reduced-price meals that they normally receive at school.
Osceola County residents who are willing to donate should have their bags set out at the mailbox by 9 a.m. on May 11 so that letter carriers can pick them up on their regular routes. Hundreds of Second Harvest volunteers will sort the food at various post office locations. The food donations collected up by local letter carries will be distributed to the following locations throughout Osceola County:
St. Cloud Community Food Pantry 901 Missouri Street, St Cloud – 34769 /(407) 892-7070
Osceola Council on Aging Food Pantry 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee 34744 / (407) 846-8532
Stamp Out Hunger! is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Last year, local carriers collected approximately 218,000 pounds of non-perishable food for distribution, which translates to about 90,000 meals.