East Texas Food Bank Participates in Largest SIngle-Day
Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger
(Tyler, Texas) May 5, 2014 – Help Stamp Out Hunger in East Texas. On Saturday, May 10th, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in East Texas will collect food for the East Texas Food Bank. The annual food drive has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.
“Stamp Out Hunger is one of the easiest ways to help fight hunger in our community without even leaving your home,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank. “If you are able to donate food please leave a sack of non‐perishable food by your mailbox to help feed our hungry neighbors.”
The East Texas Food Bank and the community have participated in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive for 22 years. To contribute, collect non‐perishable food donations and leave them in a sturdy bag by your mailbox on May 10th. Your letter carrier will collect the donations and deliver them to the East Texas Food Bank, to help those struggling with food‐insecurity right here in East Texas.
"Too many people in this country are still going hungry," NALC President Fredric Rolando said. "It's an honor to be able to help people in need by leading an effort that brings out the best in so many Americans. Six days a week, letter carriers see first‐hand the needs in the communities where we work, and we're committed to helping meet those needs."
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is held in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Last year, letter carriers collected 74.4 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes, the second‐highest amount since the NALC's food drive began in 1992.