Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday May 13 2017.
You can easily leave any non perishable food in a sturdy bag by your mailbox.
Your Letter Carrier will pick up your food donation and deliver it to those in need.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 25th annual food drive Saturday.
Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.
NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “As letter carriers are keenly aware, too many of our customers live in challenging situations, uncertain of where their next meal will come.”
“We deliver to every address in America at least six days a week,” Rolando said, “and because we’re such a consistent and familiar presence in neighborhoods, we’re all too familiar with the unfortunate reality of ongoing hunger.”
Over the last 24 national food drives, letter carriers have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, helped by untold thousands of fellow postal employees, retired letter carriers, family members and friends. The food is then distributed to local food pantries within the same communities where it was collected.