Take Part In the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Working in partnership with the AFL-CIO Community Services Network, United Way Worldwide, our nation’s food security advocates and a host of other partners, the NALC gets food into the cupboards of those in need. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is gearing up for its annual one-day event in May. Each year, postal workers dedicate their time to the food drive, which benefits local food banks across the United States.
While underemployment and joblessness remains high, the need for food assistance for working families remains great. All people need to do is place a bag of unopened, non-perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers their mail on Saturday, May 14, and the carrier will do the rest. Once collected, the food is taken back to the postal station, sorted and delivered by union volunteers to area food banks or pantries for needy families. The NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Last year, more than 71 million pounds of food was collected, making it the twelfth consecutive year that collections reached over the 70-million-pound mark. Since the drive began in 1993, nearly 1.4 billion pounds of food have been collected.
This year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place on Saturday, May 14.