On Saturday, May 11, Dedham Country Day School hosted the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, bringing together volunteers from the surrounding community. Carried out since 1993, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has become the largest single-day food drive in the US, as letter carriers collect non-perishable food items which are then sorted by volunteers and delivered to local food banks.

Dedham Country Day School’s gym was full of donated food and community volunteers, working to unload the mail trucks and sorting the donations. Following the full day of work on Saturday, there was work left to do, and so DCD students in grades 3, 4, and 5 continued sorting on Monday. When all the work was done, the Middle School girls lacrosse team and the boys baseball team helped transport the food to the Dedham Food Pantry. In total, our DCD community donated almost 5,800 pounds of food!

Thanks to our facilities team for helping to make this great event happen at DCD, to our Community Outreach Committee for helping to organize, and to all of our teachers, students, families, and community members for coming together in this day of service!