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Brooklyn Borough Prez Markowitz, Brooklyn Postmaster & Letter Carriers & Food Bank For New York City Will Kick Off 'Stamp Out Hunger!' Brooklyn

The Food Drive Effort Will Bring Hunger Relief to 509,000 Brooklynites Who Depend on Emergency Food

May 5–10, Drop Off Non-Perishable Foods Items at Your Local Post Office!

Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz, Dr. Lucy Cabrera, President and CEO of the Food Bank For New York City; Joseph Chiossone, Postmaster, Brooklyn, NY; Angelo Mangano, President, Branch 41, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC); representatives of several congressional districts, and Brooklyn letter carriers, will make the first donations of non-perishable food items and kick off Brooklyn's Stamp Out Hunger effort on Wednesday, April 30 at 11am, at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, as part of the country's largest food drive to bring hunger-relief to millions of Americans.

The group is making an urgent plea to all Brooklynites to help Stamp Out Hunger in Brooklyn from May 5 to 10 by making a delivery of non-perishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice at their local post office. All food donations will be repacked by the Food Bank and redistributed to community and emergency food programs to help families in need. There are 315 emergency food programs in Brooklyn — 32 percent of the approximately 1,000 emergency food programs in New York City.

Food Bank For New York City is the major provider of food to New Yorkers in need. The number of New Yorkers turning to soup kitchens and food pantries has jumped 24 percent from 1 million in 2004 to 1.3 million in 2007, including more working households.

WHAT: Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz, Brooklyn Postmaster & Letter Carriers & the Food Bank For New York City Kick Off Stamp Out Hunger Brooklyn Food Drive
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30 @ 11am
WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY

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