Stamp Out Hunger is back! In 2020 the Stamp Out Hunger event had to be suspended due to COVID. This year, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has found a way to revive Stamp Out Hunger! While it’s still not feasible to collect food donations, donors are asked to make financial contributions to a food bank in their community. The Stamp Out Hunger 2021 website provides links to local food banks by state – and includes MUM! MUM is grateful to Stamp Out Hunger for including us in this year’s campaign!

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive effort, coordinated by NALC, has helped organizations like MUM provide food for neighbors in need for more than 20 years. Traditionally, donations of non-perishable food have been left on individual doorsteps and picked up by letter carriers on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. From Alaska to Florida and Maine to Hawaii, letter carriers did double duty-delivering mail and picking up donations. In 2010, the food drive surpassed the 1-billion-pound mark in total food collected over its history. For several years, MUM was the recipient of local donations!

To make your Stamp Out Hunger donation to MUM, click here. Type Stamp Out Hunger Donation in the “Add special instructions” message field. Would you like to help spread the word about Stamp Out Hunger? Please feel free to share this flyer with friends, colleagues or family.

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You can also help by volunteering! See how here.

Many of our neighbors also need baby supplies. See the MUM wish list on Amazon here.

The choice pantry in our office location remains closed due to COVID restrictions, and our Sunday Mobile Pantry Sites (English | En español) have been serving more neighbors than ever since COVID began! Mobile Pantry hours are 2pm – 4pm. In case of inclement weather on a Mobile Pantry Sunday please call 301-929-8675 for updates.

Appointments for assistance with eviction, utilities, and prescription drugs can be made by contacting the MUM office by telephone at 301-929-8675, by fax at 301-929-8234, or by email at office@mumhelp.org.

See our “Additional Resources” page for information about programs and assistance available outside of MUM.

It’s almost Mother’s Day, the traditional timing of the Stamp Out Hunger annual campaign … and it’s always a good day to help neighbors in need! Thanks for helping MUM to Stamp Out Hunger!