National food drive seeks to end hunger

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SALT LAKE CITY — The National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association and the United States Postal Service teamed up on Saturday to help fight world-wide hunger with a large food drive.

According to a press release from the Utah Food Bank, one in five Utah children are unsure where their next meal will come from.

Saturday’s food drive was part of the national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The local drive seeks to stock Utah Food Bank shelves for the summer months. There is greater demand for food in the summer as children are out of school and without access to school lunch and breakfast programs, according to the press release. While the Utah Food Bank distributes food all over the state, locally donated food will remain in that community.

The food drive was at the Sugar House Post Office from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Utah Food Bank collected nearly one million pounds of food throughout the state during last year’s food drive, while the national food drive brought in more than 70 million pounds of food.

For more information about the Utah Food Bank, visit their website.