Volunteers needed to deliver, sort and store more than 120,000 pounds of donated food
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 27, 2016) – St. Petersburg Free Clinic is seeking 500 volunteers to assist with one of its largest food drives of the year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Letter carriers throughout the Tampa Bay area will collect nonperishable food donations as they deliver mail during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive on May 14. Food donated in south Pinellas County will be delivered to St. Petersburg Free Clinic, which provides emergency food services to more than 40,000 families each year.
Individuals, families and groups are needed to:
– Sort food at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s distribution center in downtown St. Petersburg;
– Drive sport-utility vehicles, trucks or vans through short local routes to pick up donated food and deliver it to St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
Volunteer shifts are available on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To sign up for a volunteer shift, contact St. Petersburg Free Clinic coordinator of volunteers and special events Marissa Davis at (727) 821-1200 ext. 114 or Marissa.Davis@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org.
The Free Clinic expects more than 120,000 pounds of food – enough food to provide hungry families with meals through the summer – to be donated through the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. It is one of the largest contributors to the 2.9 million pounds of food donated to St. Petersburg Free Clinic every year.
About St. Petersburg Free Clinic
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is a nonprofit agency that provides health care, food and shelter for our neighbors in need. Founded in 1970, the Free Clinic focuses on helping our community’s working poor, homeless and people who have not been able to receive assistance through government programs or other nonprofit agencies.