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Stamp Out Hunger

This past Saturday, across the country, community volunteers worked alongside nonprofit staff members and USPS letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger.

Alamance County took action by filling blue collection bags with close to 60,000 pounds of nonperishable food. This event is critical to supply pantries in our community with enough food to last the summer when demand goes up. Allied Churches, Salvation Army, DreamAlign Ministries, and Southern Alamance Family Empowerment (SAFE) were able to stock their shelves as a result. The capacity of these pantries not only helps people experiencing hunger, but also assists smaller pantries when they are low on inventory.

There were many components to making this year’s event a success!

  • Committed nonprofit staff and board members.
  • Tireless volunteers – opportunities were posted on VolunteerAlamance.org and Mebane Women’s Club, local youth groups, families, church members and local businesses responded to the need by providing hundreds of service hours.
  • Event space at Front Street United Methodist Church.
  • Food Distribution by Whitfield Properties and agency trucks.
  • Nichols Dodge, Samet Corp and Jennings Bryan-Chappell Insurance sponsored refreshments and meals for letter carriers and volunteers.

Ways you can help:

  • Many of the food pantries still have ongoing needs, especially this week as they reorganize inventory after the event.
  • Mark your calendar for next year, Stamp Out Hunger is always the 2nd Saturday of May.
  • Make volunteering part of your regular routine by creating a profile on VolunteerAlamance.org.

By working together, we can end hunger in our community!

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