Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger LogoResidents in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties can help feed hungry neighbors in need by donating to the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The food drive happens on the second Saturday of May every year. This year it will be on May 13, 2023!

What Is It?

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is coordinated by the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC). It is the largest, national, single-day effort to put food on the table for millions of Americans.

Food collected in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties stays here, helping to feed those who are struggling with food insecurity in our community. Food donations collected by local letter carriers are taken to local food pantries. 

How Does It Work?

Residents are encouraged to leave a bag of healthy, non-perishable food items, such as canned chicken, canned tuna, canned fruit in 100% juice, dry breakfast items (oatmeal, whole-grain cereal), canned vegetables, peanut butter,  and/or dry beans next to their mailbox prior to regular mail delivery on the second Saturday in May. Residents should not donate items in glass containers or items that have been opened or homemade.

Residents of the two-county area will receive a Stamp Out Hunger postcard reminder in the mail, as well as a bag to fill with donation items. For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, please visit or Stamp Out Hunger on Facebook


Several partners assist with the NALC in the food drive: the United States Postal Service, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA), the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), Valpak, United Way, the AFL-CIO, CVS, Kellogg’s and Vericast