Summer means more than just a break from school. For more than 300,000 L.A. County families living below the poverty line, it means the students no longer have access to all of the meals they need to survive and thrive.
At school, children are guaranteed at least one free or reduced meal a day. In L.A. County, over 3 million students are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals which is why, come summer break, meal programs become so important. Stamp Out Hunger helps ease this problem.
Designed by the people on the front lines of the community — letter carriers — Stamp Out Hunger is a nationwide event dedicating to collecting, sorting, and distributing non-perishable food. With our partners, the National Association of Carriers, we will distribute 1.5 million pounds of food to over 60,000 families in L.A. County for this year’s 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger.
Specifically in L.A. County, our partners include the Labor Community Services AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations). Together, we provide donations to more than 20 labor unions, teacher unions, non-profit organizations, churches, and food pantries to ensure that children, individuals, and families don’t go hungry without government-subsidized school meals.