Barbourville Post Office stamps out hunger

The Barbourville United States Post Office is participating in a national food drive on Saturday, May 12 to ‘stamp’ out hunger across Knox County.

To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, all you need to do is place non-perishable food in or around your mailbox on Saturday, May 12 before your letter carrier arrives with your mail in the morning. The carrier will collect the food and bring it back to the Barbourville post office. Donations can also be dropped off at the Barbourville post office.

From there, the collected food will be sorted and delivered to local food banks, pantries and shelters, where it is available for needy families.

“Last year, we collected a little over 1,400 pounds of food and the year before that, it was a little over 700. We’ve pretty much doubled,” said post master Charles Ramey. “It’s a great cause and brings the community together to help each out.”

To see if your Knox County post office is participating in this program alongside Barbourville, call them directly. Please confirm with your post office or letter carrier outside of the Barbourville route before leaving food.

The largest one-day food drive in the nation, the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food in the past 24 years.

Image from USPS.