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Step Up to Stamp Out Hunger on May 12th

On Saturday, May 12th, a group of volunteers will gather at the Coronado Post Office for the 26th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Volunteers are still needed for this important cause which supports our military families on the island and in the surrounding areas.

As the country’s largest single-day food drive, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive gathers non-perishable goods collected by mail carriers, and volunteers distribute the goods to various food agencies. At the heart of Coronado’s participation are islanders Rick and Katie Moore. Their Coronado-based public charity, the Rick and Katie Moore Foundation, needs volunteers to help sort, box and upload food to trucks for distribution to local military families in need.

Military Outreach Ministries

Together with San Diego Military Outreach Ministries, or “MOM,” all food will be donated to local E4 and enlisted military families. Rick Moore anticipates about 10,000 pounds of food will need to be sorted through and distributed this year, and they need your help in two-hour shifts throughout the day on May 12th.

Military Outreach Ministries

Serving the community has always been important to the Moores. As longtime Coronado residents, Katie and Rick have graciously served Coronado in multiple civic and philanthropic ways. They have both been involved with several local organizations and are very active in their church, Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Katie has been the Coronado Hospital Foundation’s gala designer for many years. Meanwhile, Rick has served on local boards such as the Coronado Historical Association’s board, the Coronado Little League board, the San Diego County audit committee and Graham Memorial Presbyterian board of session.

rick and katie moore foundation logo

The Moores started their own foundation after years of participation with local nonprofits. As a public charity, the Rick and Katie Moore Foundation supports causes across the globe as well as various community organizations near and dear to their hearts. Leading by example, Rick and Katie are both are strong advocates of volunteerism and the benefits one can gain by helping out where needed. “To serve your community and the world is great because of two important reasons,” said Rick. “One: help is needed and volunteer opportunities make a difference; and two, as a volunteer, the benefits are tremendous. You feel good when you help out.” Given Coronado’s strong military history and presence, all residents can understand how important it is to show gratitude for our military and all military families. May 12th is a great day to do that!

To sign up to volunteer, click here.

For those who would like to contribute food items, your local mail carrier will hand out bags specific for the food drive. They’ll be by on Saturday, May 12th to pick up your bags along with your routine mail service. If possible, please place your bag close to your mailbox or curb.

 



Rebecca Sather
Rebecca Sather
A graduate of the University of Oregon's Journalism School, Rebecca lived in New York City and Seattle prior to moving back to southern California. She's worked for Condé Nast, Time Inc., and other local publications. Rebecca enjoys riding her purple beach cruiser, creating self-guided taco tours, traveling, reading and subsequently drinking wine with her book club, cooking, decorating and entertaining.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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