Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

May 4, 2016

Public service opportunity: Stamp Out Hunger Food Collection Volunteers

Public service opportunity: Stamp Out Hunger Food Collection Volunteers


Position title:

Stamp Out Hunger Food Collection Volunteers


Name of organization:

Food Lifeline




Position description:

Taking place on Saturday, May 14th, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest single day food drive in the nation. Created by the National Association of Letter Carriers in response to the need they saw every day on their routes, Stamp Out Hunger has provided over 6.8 million meals over the past 10 years. Known for its distinctive blue plastic bags, Food from this drive helps Food Lifeline fill the shelves of local food banks, shelters and meal programs across Western Washington. While one bag of food can seem small, Stamp Out Hunger succeeds every year thanks to the hard work of generous neighbors like you.


Food Lifeline will be collecting food at at 15 post office stations around the Seattle area. You can see a map of all of our locations at


Volunteers will work with the letter carriers and Food Lifeline staff to sort donations of non-perishable food that will then be distributed to Food Lifeline’s network of partner agencies.


Time commitment:

1 day, Sat. May 14, 2016. 2:15pm – 6:30pm.


Skill requirements:

From experience, we have learned that this is not a good activity for those with heart conditions, those who are pregnant, those that have difficulty regulating their body temperature, or those with limited physical abilities (bad backs, bad knees, bad shoulders, etc).

  • Ability to be flexible and work well with other people as part of a team
  • Ability to commit to the full event time (2:30-6:30 pm) rain or shine
  • Age 16 or older
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes are required
  • Ability to lift approximately 20 pounds at a time on a repetitive basis
  • Ability to stand for long periods, sometimes exposed to the weather


Start date:



End date:




Seattle area. To pick your location, please go to


How to apply:

To sign up for a spot, please go to or email Heather Stock at


Supervisor contact info:

Heather Stock