Clinton Twp., MI - The Macomb Food Program has announced the results of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, an annual event that saw local postal workers picking up donated food from mailboxes.
This year, Macomb County letter carriers collected 198,698 pounds of food. Of that total, the Macomb Food Program received 166,193 pounds
"With the support of our community, we collected an incredible amount of food through local post offices that will directly benefit our Macomb County food bank," said County Executive Mark Hackel. "This achievement is a true testament to the generosity and commitment of each individual who contributed but also demonstrates the important impact we can make when we come together for a common cause."
The canned beef stew, boxes of cereal, chicken noodle soup and hundreds of other food items will help feed families, senior citizens on fixed incomes, disabled veterans, the unemployed and underemployed, and homeless individuals.
"As food costs continue to rise, more and more vulnerable seniors, children and families are struggling with food insecurity,” said Linda Azar, division director, Macomb Community Action. “I am thankful to all our Macomb County residents who donated food to help feed their hungry neighbors."
The 2023 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was held on Saturday, May 13. Since its inception in 1993, almost 2 billion pounds of non-perishable food has been collected to help restock the shelves of food banks, soup kitchens and pantries throughout America and here in Macomb County.
To learn more about the Macomb Food Program and its work in the county, visit mca.macombgov.org/MCA-ES-Food.