A record 689,589 pounds of food were collected during the 2012 Stamp Out Hunger food drive in Arkansas, for which AARP and AARP Foundation joined the U.S. Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers.
See also: Drive to End Hunger
Almost one in five Arkansas households struggles to put enough food on the table and Arkansas is the fifth hungriest state for older adults.
AARP Foundation donated approximately 15 million food collection bags across the country for distribution to households in the states most at risk for senior hunger, including Arkansas, where 784,000 bags were donated. On May 12, letter carriers collected non-perishable food donations from their postal customers at the same time as they deliver the mail.
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