Entertainer and entrepreneur Nick Cannon will join Feeding America, the National Association of Letter Carriers and Campbell Soup Company in their annual fight to Stamp Out Hunger across America on Saturday, May 14.
Now in its 19th year, Stamp Out Hunger has become the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2010, letter carriers collected a record-setting total of 77.1 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes. This pushed the 18-year total to more than one billion pounds of food.
As a hunger relief advocate and the newest member of Feeding America's Entertainment Council, Nick Cannon is supporting the letter carriers by appearing in radio and print public service announcements. Both promote the campaign and urge Americans to help their neighbors in need by donating a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods – such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal – next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 14th.
Cannon also is appearing in a television public service announcement which will be available to view on the drive's YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/StampOutHunger2011) as well as its Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger).
"My family turned to food pantries for assistance from time to time when I was growing up, so I know first-hand how important this food drive is," said Cannon."With more than 50 million Americans living at risk of hunger, please join me and millions of other generous Americans on Saturday, May 14 by placing a non-perishable food donation next to your mailbox to help the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger."
Again this year, Campbell will donate one pound of food (up to one million pounds) to the Feeding America food bank network for every person who joins the Stamp Out Hunger Cause on Facebook. Americans can trigger a donation by visiting www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger. Also supporting the drive as national partners are the U.S. Postal Service, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, Valpak, the AFL-CIO, United Way Worldwide and Uncle Bob's Self Storage.
For more information about the Stamp Out Hunger food drive in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam and the District of Columbia, ask a letter carrier, contact a local post office, or visit www.helpstampouthunger.com, www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger, or www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger.
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Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including"Campbell's,""Pepperidge Farm,""Arnott's" and"V8." Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoup.com.
About the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
The National Association of Letter Carriers, founded in 1889, is the union representing city delivery letter carriers who deliver mail six days a week for the United States Postal Service to residences and businesses across America. Today, the NALC maintains its tradition as a vibrant union of over 300,000 members in all 50 states and other U.S. jurisdictions. For more information, visit www.nalc.org.