27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive set for Saturday, May 11th
(Tyler, Texas) May 6, 2019– The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 11th. The Stamp Out HungerR Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in their communities.
Simply bag and leave your donation of non-perishable goods next to your mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 11th. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. That food will then be picked up by the East Texas Food Bank for distribution to our partner agency network, consisting of pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, shelters, after-school and daycare centers and other food programs. Last year, 71.6 million pounds of food was collected nationwide. Over 31,000 pounds was collected in East Texas. Help us collect even more this year!
“Each year the ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive provides a great way for you to donate food to the East Texas Food Bank and our partner agencies,” said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank.
“We are so grateful for the extra time and effort that our letter carriers give to support our community, so let’s remember to leave a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox and help them maximize their gift.”
Hunger affects 1-in-5 East Texans, including 1-in-4 children. Many of these families, seniors and children may not know where their next meal is coming from. Pantry shelves always fill up through the winter holidays, but are often bare by late spring. Additionally, with most free and reduced school meal programs suspended during the summer months, East Texas children must find alternate sources of nutrition.
“At least six days a week, letter carriers see firsthand the needs of the communities they work in,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and we’re privileged to be able to help those in need while leading an effort that brings out the best in so many Americans.”
Please partner with our local letter carriers and the East Texas Food Bank on May 11th in fighting hunger and feeding hope for East Texans who so desperately need our help!
About National Association of Letter Carriers
The 279,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) represents letter carriers across the country employed by the U.S. Postal Service, along with retired letter carries. Founded by Civil War veterans in 1889, the NALC is among the country’s oldest labor unions.