According to the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), on Saturday May 12, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
Led by letter carriers represented by the NALC, with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 25 years.
Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.
The United States Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AFL-CIO, United Way, Valassis and Valpak Direct Marketing Systems are all supporting this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.
With 42 million people facing hunger every day in America, including 13 million children, this drive is one way you can help those in your own city or town who need help.
On the second Saturday in May (May 12), fill a bag with nonperishable food and leave it near your mailbox. Your letter carrier will collect your donation and deliver it to a local food bank or pantry. More information on the drive is here: www.stampouthungerfooddrive.usAlso, you can help promote the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive by liking and sharing this PSA video. The Spanish language version is available here: https://www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger/videos/10156918130172788/If you're a broadcaster and would like to help spread the word, you can download the hi-def versions for TV broadcast here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/9rHyDGQaEH
Posted by Stamp Out Hunger on Tuesday, May 1, 2018