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Providing food assistance for those in need.

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31st annual Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive

A REMINDER that 31st annual Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive for Pine Island will be on Saturday May 11, 2024 and will benefit the Pine Island Food Pantry.

The Letter Carrier’s Food Drive is a remarkable effort by the United States Postal Service to raise nonperishable food items for local pantries to help feed the hungry across America. This year it will be happening here on the island on Saturday, May 11 2024. It is the largest single-day food drive in our country.

We are very proud that due to our local volunteer efforts to help OUR POSTAL carriers collect donations, all the food collected continues to stay on our island and benefit our fellow islanders. Please be on the lookout in your mailboxes close to May 11th for a post card with directions on putting your donations out next to your mailbox by 8am Saturday morning.

If you are leaving the island before May 11th or will not be home that day, you can also help by either dropping off a bag of nonperishable food items at any local SJC, Bokeelia, or Matlacha post office, or at one of the other Food Pantry drop locations, which include Winn-Dixie, V.F.W., American Legion, Moose, Elks or Centennial Bank, the week of May 5th or if you are home on May 11th leave them near your mailboxes by 8 am for either a volunteer food pantry worker to pick up or a regular mail carrier. On Saturday, May 11th, people should not get alarmed if they do not see someone in an official postal vehicle picking up their donations. On many routes, volunteers will be assisting postal carriers by collecting donations or you may see your regular letter carriers picking up the donations left at individual mailboxes along their routes.

Thank you in advance for helping with this drive. The Pine Island Food Pantry, which is a 501c3 nonprofit, serves the Pine Island and the greater Matlacha area and is operated by an all-volunteer staff in the Life Center of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church on Stringfellow Road in Bokeelia. The goal of the Pantry is to ensure “No one goes Hungry” on the island.

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