"Stamp Out Hunger" brings in pounds of food to Food Bank - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

"Stamp Out Hunger" campaign brings in thousands of pounds of food to Food Bank

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The National Association of Letter Carriers partnered with the Food Bank to "Stamp Out Hunger," Saturday.

The "Stamp Out Hunger" campaign allowed residents to place non-perishable food items in bags and place them next to their mailboxes this morning.

Letter carriers picked up the donations and delivered them to the Food Bank of Siouxland.

Volunteers and staff sort the donations at the food bank, then they are distributed to families in need.

Organizers are thankful for national events like this that make such a large impact on Siouxland.

"A lot of this area that we cover is considered a 'food desert,' which is interesting, because we are also one of the largest food producing areas in the country. So, it's important our community gets involved, and we're really thankful for the support that we have," said Zach Chapman, Food Bank of Siouxland Board Member.

During last year's drive the Food Bank collected over 15,000 pounds of food.

They hope to at least match that amount this year.

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