Frequently Asked Food Drive Questions (and Answers)

Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive! Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Top questions:

  • Will my food get picked up if the weather’s bad?
  • Is my letter carrier and/or post office taking part?
  • I put food out and it wasn’t picked up. Why not?

Fastest answers:

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How can I send you Food Drive photos?

I put food out and it wasn’t picked up. Why not?

Does every letter carrier take part in the Food Drive?

Does my food donation stay local?

When will we know the results of this year’s drive?

Are my donations tax-deductible?

How do I know whether my local letter carrier or post office is taking part in the Food Drive?

How can I help out (besides donating food)?

When do I put out the food?

What can I donate?

Is there anything I shouldn’t donate?

What if the weather is bad?

Do I need to use a special bag?

I received a special Food Drive bag in the mail; do I have to use only that bag?

I hear that some people got special Food Drive bags in the mail but I didn’t get one. What gives?

Can I donate pet food, too?

Can I donate baby food, too?

Can I donate toiletries or other personal care items, too?