Saturday, May 12, 2018
MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE BAG AT A TIME
Millions of Americans live from one day to the next uncertain where their next meal will come from—a sad statistic that helps to reinforce the importance of our annual national Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, to be held this year on Saturday, May 12.
“Letter carriers see many of these folks along our routes each day,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “Our food drive can make a positive difference in the lives of those who have been dealt difficult hands.”
Since the nation’s largest single-day food drive began in 1993, letter carriers—ably assisted by untold thousands of family members, friends and other volunteers—have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of non-perishable food left by customers’ mailboxes and delivered to local food banks in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.
Last year, carriers collected more than 71 million pounds of food.
Just set out your non-perishable food before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time and your carrier will pick it up for you and donate all items to those in need. It’s that easy!
If you would like to volunteer to sort the food after the Pantry receives it, please contact Denice at 630-948-8135.