MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of letter carriers across the metro are helping fight hunger one stop at a time. They collected food donations today as part of the annual Stamp Out Hunger event.
It’s the largest one-day food drive in the country. Letter carriers partnered with Second Harvest Heartland in hopes to collect over a million pounds of food.READ MORE: Twins Set Season High For Runs In 14-4 Win Over Athletics
Second Harvest says those donations will help prepare one million meals here in Minnesota. Organizers say it’s especially important to collect food this time of year for kids.READ MORE: Lod Sparks Minnesota United To 1-1 Draw With Galaxy
“As we get ready for the summer months, they’re losing that important source of nutrition they may get through their local schools,” Heather Olson of Second Harvest Heartland said. “So it’s really important we fill those food shelves up and make sure that food is available to those hungry families.”MORE NEWS: Minnesota Capitol Goes Into Brief Lockdown After Police Pursuit Ends Outside Complex
Second Harvest Heartland says one in six children in Minnesota experience hunger.