The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 22nd annual food drive to combat hunger on Saturday, May 10. It’s the nation’s largest single-day food drive, with letter carriers in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam collecting bags of non-perishable food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
How can you help? Just fill a bag with non-perishable food, leave it by your mailbox before your letter carrier comes by on Saturday, May 10, and your letter carrier will take care of the rest. What could be easier?
Then, thousands of letter carriers, retirees, family members and volunteers will deliver the goods to the food banks and pantries that serve their local communities.
According to national Food Drive partner Feeding America, 49 million Americans may not know where their next meal is coming from. This sad figure includes nearly 16 million children.
Stepping up to help solve this problem are this year’s other national food drive sponsors: the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the U.S. Postal Service, Campbell Soup, AARP’s Drive to End Hunger, United Way, Publix grocery stores, the AFL-CIO, Valassis, Valpak and Uncle Bob’s Self Storage.
Leave a bag of food by your maibox on Saturday, May 10, and help support the 2014 FoodDrive to “Stamp Out Hunger!”