Almost 200 volunteers helped unload and sort over 218,098 pounds of food during the 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, the largest one-day food collection across the United States.
From groups to families and high school students seeking community service hours, each volunteer worked quickly and efficiently. Cheers erupted as each postal worked dropped off food from their delivery route at stations across Central Florida.
Many drivers smiled as they revealed their haul. Others took a bow. Each of them took pride in what most consider the longest and most physically demanding delivery day of the year.
With each truck, volunteers would first unload bags and tubs filled with food items.
Then, each bag was unpacked and quickly sorted by type: cans, bottles and other dry goods.
Finally, volunteers would place items into larger bins to be hauled back to the distribution center. In the coming weeks, these donations will be inspected to ensure food quality and safety before being packaged into family boxes and distributed to neighbors in need of food assistance.
With summer break quickly approaching, these donations will go a long way to help families struggling to fill the void of free and reduced breakfast and lunches. Thank you for showing compassion by supporting the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
If you’d like to help sort donations like those received during Stamp Out Hunger, visit www.feedhopenow.org/volunteer to find Donation Sorting or other volunteer opportunities.