The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is scheduled for May 11 (a Saturday).
The NALC works in partnership with the AFL-CIO Community Services network, United Way Worldwide, and the nation’s food bank network to bring food to the pantries of those in need. In order to participate, citizens simply need to place boxes or cans of non-perishable food next to their respective mailboxes before the letter carriers deliver mail on May 11. The carriers will do the rest. The food is taken to a postal station, sorted and delivered by union volunteers to area food banks or pantries for needy families to access.
According to the AFL-CIO, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the nation’s largest one-day food drive. Last year, nearly 71 million pounds of non-perishable food items were collected, making it the ninth straight year that collections topped the 70-million-pound mark. Altogether, nearly 1.2 billion pounds of food have been collected and donated since the national drive began in 1993.
For more information, visit the NALC website at http://www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive/