May 8, 2009
Get out your cans, your boxes, your bags of non-perishable food gathering dust in your cupboard and put them in a bag next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers your mail on Saturday. The Letter Carriers will take care of the rest, and you’ll have done a little something that will go a long way to stamp out hunger in your community.
From the AFL-CIO Blog:
With U.S. unemployment at 8.5 percent in March, the highest rate in 25 years – and expected to get even worse when April’s figures are released this week – the Letter Carriers (NALC) annual national food drive on Saturday comes at one of the most critical times in its 17-year history.
You can help “Stamp out Hunger” by collecting canned goods and dry food, such as tuna, canned meat, soups, pasta, rice and cereal, and leaving them in a bag or box by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will pick them up as they deliver your mail Saturday. NALC members will deliver the goods to local food banks, pantries and shelters to help needy families in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions.