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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to Aid Food Pantry

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The United Way of Kearney is teaming up with the Kearney Post Office for the 21st straight year to participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Kearney area citizens are encouraged to bag up non-perishable food items and place them by your mailbox or front door by 9 a.m. on May 11. Volunteers from United Way will follow various routes assigned by the postal workers and collect the food. All donations will be taken to the food bank in Kearney and then will be distributed among area food pantries as needed.

Anyone looking to volunteer with this event can contact the United Way office at 308-237-6840 or e-mail Ashley at amowitz@uwka.org. Volunteers are asked to meet at the post office by 8:45 a.m. for breakfast and to be assigned a route. The event should be completed by noon.

Now in its 21st year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2012, Kearney citizens donated 4,200 pounds. Nationally, generous Americans donated more than 70 million pounds of food, which marked the ninth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected.

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