PORTLAND, OREGON The Oregon Food Bank is hoping that letter carriers here in Oregon will be able to collect some 1.5 millions pounds of non-perishable food items tomorrow during Help Stamp Out Hunger Day. 4,000 let carriers are expected to participate.
The items they hope you will leave in a bag for them by the mailbox include peanut butter canned meat or fish beans vegetables and fruits that are low in sodium and sugar and shelf stable milk.
It’s estimated that 270,000 families in Oregon still get food boxes from the Oregon Food Bank. Even though the economy has improved the need is there largely due to cuts in the food stamp program. Myrna Jenson with the Oregon Food Bank says, “People continue to struggle the last two weeks of the month that’s when we see them most.”