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.
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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.
Edited by Laura Canter