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U.S. Postal Service To Collect Food For The Hungry On Long Island

'Stamp Out Hunger' Event Is Set For Next Weekend
Canned Food - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Canned Food – File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The U.S. Postal Service next Saturday, May 11, will hold the annual Stamp Out Hunger event to aid the hungry and homeless on Long Island.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, residents will be able to put out food donations for those in need during the event.

Even though positive news about the economy is coming out, there are still adults and children who go to bed hungry on Long Island.

“Underemployment and unemployment is still an issue,” said Randi Dresner, president of the Island Harvest Food Bank. “We know middle- and upper middle-class families who are now struggling to put food on the table.”

Dresner said on May 11, all you have to do is leave one can of food for the Postal Service to collect, and the food will help so many on Long Island.

“We help 300,000 people a year on Long Island. That is about one in three people who access the food,” Dresner said.

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