Christian Center of Park City & Local Letter Carriers Team up to Help Utahns Facing Hunger
Saturday, May 14th, Marks 24th Anniversary of National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
PARK CITY, UTAH– MAY 5, 2016 – Letter carriers and hunger have one thing in common: neither is affected by the season, which is why on Saturday, May 14th, letter carriers will collect food to help people facing hunger this summer. Christian Center of Park City asks the public to help “Stamp Out Hunger” by filling any bag or box with non-perishable food items to leave next to their mailbox by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14th, for pickup by their local letter carrier. Look for reminders in your mailbox during the week leading up to the food drive to encourage statewide participation.
Letter carriers will be collecting the donations that will then be delivered to Christian Center of Park City and Utah Food Bank’s statewide network of 140 partner agencies. All donations will be distributed to food pantries in the community where the donations are made. Alternatively, donations can be dropped off at the Christian Center of Park City; 1283 Deer Valley Drive, between MONDAY-SATURDAY from 10am-3pm. Donated food should be commercially packaged and non-perishable items low in sodium, sugar, and corn syrup. Donated food should be commercially packaged (non-glass), nutritious non-perishable items. Most needed food items include beef stew, chili, peanut butter, boxed meals, canned meats and canned fruits and vegetables.
“1 in 5 Utah kids risk missing a meal today due to lack of resources, and 423,000 Utahns are unsure where their next meal will come from,” said Rob, Executive Director of the Christian Center of Park City “The donations received as a result of this food drive come at a crucial time as school gets out and many kids are left without access to school meal programs, placing additional strain on already tight family budgets.”
The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service. In Utah and across the nation, this food drive has emerged as one of the largest single-day food drives, resulting in more than 70 million pounds of food nationally last year.
About: Christian Center of Park City:
Mission: “Meeting people at their point of need as an expression of God’s love.” CCPC is a Christian, humanitarian community resource center that helps improve the lives of people and communities through meeting immediate and basic needs, serving as a leading networker of community resources, offering counseling and care support, and by giving hope to those we serve. Focusing primarily on the population centers of Summit and Wasatch Counties, CCPC serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We require no membership, dues, or compliance with our faith traditions to be served by our programs and resources. While not a church, we partner with area churches, interfaith councils, secular agencies and individuals to demonstrate God’s love in tangible ways. From www.ccofpc.org/about
About Utah Food Bank
Founded in 1904, Utah Food Bank has operated under various names but remains true to its mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide by providing food to a statewide network of 140 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 37.5 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 31.3 million meals, to families and individuals in need. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and Twitter at www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.
You can download the release here: Press Release – Stamp Out Hunger 2016
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