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NALC food drive is set for May 14

Postal workers will handle pick-ups

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 19th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive May 14. The event is especially important now, with the economy slow to recover and millions of Americans out of work.

The NALC food drive operates in partnership with the AFL-CIO Community Services network, United Way Worldwide, and the nation’s food bank network. To participate in the drive, simply place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your carrier arrives on May 14. The carrier will do the rest. Donations are taken to a postal station and sorted. They are then delivered by union volunteers to area food banks or pantries for access by needy families.

The food drive is the largest one-day effort to combat hunger in the United States. Last year the drive collected more than 77 million pounds of food. Letter carriers pick up donations in more than 10,000 cities and towns across all 50 states. Since the drive began in 1993, NALC has collected more than one billion pounds of food.

More information about the drive is available at

Reporter  V50N1
Published on the Web: May 9, 2011

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