SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company

May 02, 2006 08:00 ET

Campbell Soup Company and the National Association of Letter Carriers Team Up to Help "Stamp Out Hunger!"

Donations Help Restock Food Banks Prior to Critical Summer Months

CAMDEN, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- On Saturday, May 13, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to "Stamp Out Hunger!" across America. "Stamp Out Hunger!" is the nation's largest single-day food drive, having collected more than 695 million pounds of food since its inception in 1993.

To help "Stamp Out Hunger!," simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 13. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. The nation's 240,000 letter carriers will then collect donations from homes across the country and deliver them to food bank members of America's Second Harvest -- The Nation's Food Bank Network and other hunger relief organizations in more than 10,000 local communities.

"Hunger remains a critical issue in the United States," said William H. Young, NALC president. "We see it on many of the routes that we walk every day, but with donations from our generous customers and partners like Campbell Soup Company, I know we can make a tangible difference in the fight against hunger."

THE FACE OF HUNGER

According to America's Second Harvest, 38 million people are food insecure, hungry or at risk of hunger. Approximately one in four people in a soup kitchen line is a child.

GETTING INTO THE GAME

Campbell Soup Company is kicking off "Stamp Out Hunger!" by donating one million pounds of food to food banks across the country. Teaming up with Campbell's, to make this year's drive a slam dunk, are the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters.

"The Globetrotters will be using their unique brand of basketball in a television public service announcement (PSA) to show just how easy it is to participate in this critical initiative," said Doug Conant, Campbell's president and chief executive officer. "We really need everyone to get off the bench and into the game to truly make a difference. Remember to help us "Stamp Out Hunger!" on Saturday, May 13th!"

For more information about "Stamp Out Hunger!" in your community, ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office or visit www.stampouthunger2006.com.

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