There’s one kind of mail that can’t be sent electronically: food donations.
The 22nd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is gearing up for May 10 nationwide, and postal carriers in selected towns throughout the country will be picking up non-perishable food donations while they go along their mail routes, according to mcifp.org.
Towns in Morris County participating in the drive include Mendham, Madison, Chatham, Morris Plains, Cedar Knolls, Whippany, Parsippany, Morristown, Rockaway, Florham Park and Mountain Lakes.
All a resident has to do is place their non-perishable food in a bag next to the mailbox before the mailman or mailwoman arrives. Morris County’s donations will directly benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains.
In 2013, donations reached the second-highest amount in the program’s 21 years, bringing in 74.4 million pounds of non-perishable food, according to nalc.org. The campaign’s total is 1.3 billion pounds nationwide.