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Postal employees asking community to Stamp Out Hunger

Postal employees asking community to Stamp Out Hunger

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Postal employees asking community to Stamp Out Hunger

With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – the nation’s largest single-day food drive – Saturday, May 11.

“We’re proud to continue this community tradition as we prepare for the 27th annual food drive,” Postmaster James Carlin said. “We’re asking residents for their support to help make this another successful year. It’s easy to make a donation: Simply leave a bag of nonperishable food items by the mailbox to help your neighbors in need.”

Last year’s drive resulted in carriers collecting 71.6 million pounds of food from local communities in all 50 states. Since the drive began in 1993, total donations have surpassed 1.6 billion pounds of food. The food drive has become the nation’s largest one-day campaign to collect food for distribution to needy families.

To donate, customers should leave their non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailboxes Saturday, May 11, before the letter carrier arrives. In the days leading up to the food drive, letter carriers will be delivering special bags (along with the mail) that may be used to make donations. Food collected during Saturday’s drive will be delivered to local community churches, food banks and food pantries for distribution.

While all non-perishable donations are welcome, foods that are high in protein, such as canned tuna, salmon, beans and peanut butter, are most needed. Canned fruits and vegetables; whole-grain, low-sugar cereals; macaroni and cheese dinners; and 100 percent fruit juice also top the list of most needed items.

Additional information about this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive can be found at nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.

 

News Brief version

With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – the nation’s largest single-day food drive – Saturday, May 11.

To donate, customers should leave their non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailboxes Saturday, May 11, before the letter carrier arrives. In the days leading up to the food drive, letter carriers will be delivering special bags (along with the mail) that may be used to make donations. Food collected during Saturday’s drive will be delivered to local community churches, food banks and food pantries for distribution.

While all non-perishable donations are welcome, foods that are high in protein, such as canned tuna, salmon, beans and peanut butter, are most needed. Canned fruits and vegetables; whole-grain, low-sugar cereals; macaroni and cheese dinners; and 100 percent fruit juice also top the list of most needed items.

Additional information about this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive can be found at nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.

 

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