April 23, 2010
With double digit unemployment, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive (a.k.a. Stamp Out Hunger) comes at a critical time. Food banks are seeing an unprecedented crisis as requests have risen 20-25% for each of the past six months while donations continue to decrease.
The NALC food drive works in partnership with the AFL-CIO Community Services network, United Way Worldwide, and the nation’s food bank network. All people need to do is place a box or can of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before the letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 8. The carrier will do the rest. The food is taken back to a postal station, sorted and delivered by union volunteers to area food banks or pantries for needy families to access.
What: 2010 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010
Where: Your mailbox and mailboxes across America
Last year, 73.4 million pounds of food they collected in the one-day drive helped to feed an estimated 30 million people who face hunger every day in America, including more than 12 million children.
Please publicize and promote the May 8, 2010 food drive among your friends, family, co-workers, and members. For more information, visit the Stamp Out Hunger web site (http://www.helpstampouthunger.com/). Thank you in advance for supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive!