The Eden Prairie Post Office’s annual food drive is on Saturday, May 14.
It is part of Stamp Out Hunger, the one-day food drive conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers in the United States on the second Saturday of May each year. Stamp Out Hunger provides people with an easy way to donate food to their neighbors in need.
Eden Prairie residents can leave donations of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox in a sturdy bag or box before the delivery of the mail on May 14.
Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes and deliver them to PROP Food Shelf in Eden Prairie.
Jennifer Loon, PROP’s executive director, said the food drive is back after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, she said, the need is as great as ever.
“Many individuals and families rely on PROP to ensure they have adequate, nutritious food to eat,” Loon said. “With the escalating cost of food, and the increased need families experience when their children are out of school and home for every meal during the fast-approaching summer months, the timing of this food drive could not be better.”
Loon said participants in the food drive can help ensure PROP’s shelves are stocked with healthy foods, alleviating food insecurity for thousands of community members.
PROP’s most needed items are toilet paper, crackers, pancake mix, syrup, 100% juice, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, canned tuna, and canned chicken.
Individual financial donations also can be made online or by mail at PROP Food Shelf, 14700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.
For more information, contact Mary Brown, PROP director of development, at 952-746-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.