Payne County collects 18,200 pounds for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


Letter carriers across Payne County collected 18,200 pounds of non-perishable food items during the 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 14. Participating cities included Stillwater, Cushing and Perkins


“These donations are more important than ever,” Ruth Cavins, United Way of Payne County executive director, said. “This supply will help our local food pantries sustain during the summer months and provide for families, children and individuals in need.”


Stillwater: 13,000 pounds benefiting Our Daily Bread & Salvation Army

Stillwater letter carriers collected 13,000 pounds of donations from residents during their mail routes. The donations were sent to Our Daily Bread and The Salvation Army. Those in need of food assistance can contact Our Daily Bread at 405-533-2555 or The Salvation Army at 405-372-1554.


Cushing: 3,410 pounds benefiting Cushing Community Food Pantry

Cushing collected 3,410 pounds. Their donations were sent to the Cushing Community Food Pantry. Those in need of food assistance can visit the food pantry on the second Tuesday of each month at 802 N. Maitlen Dr., Cushing. The pantry opens at 8:30 a.m. A valid ID and proof of Cushing residence is required. For more information, contact 918-225-4790.


Perkins: 1,790 pounds benefiting Neighborhood Ministries Food Pantry

Perkins collected 1,790 pounds. Donations were sent to Neighborhood Ministries Food Pantry. Those in need of food assistance can visit the food pantry on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. The pantry is housed in the First United Methodist Church at 1005 E. Kirk Street, Perkins. Neighborhood Ministries serves anyone seeking food assistance, and also helps deliver food if needed. Contact Maria Boyles at 405-880-0539 for more information.


The United Way of Payne County helps promote the drive, held on the second Saturday in May each year. For more information, contact the United Way at 405-377-2161, learn more at or stop by the office at 109 E. Ninth Ave.


The United Way has been serving the Payne County community for 70 years. They invest donated dollars in their 22 nonprofit, partner agencies to improve the health, education and financial stability of every citizen in Payne County.