June 14, 2010
New record set: 77.1 million pounds
Postal customers and their letter carriers rallied to the cause of fighting hunger in a big way last month. The results of the 2010 “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive exceeded the record haul of last year by almost 4 million pounds – for a total of 77.1 million pounds of food donated.
The AFL-CIO Blog has the story:
Since 1993, the NALC food drive has collected more than 1 billion pounds of food – 1,059,800 pounds – to help feed hungry families.
NALC President Fredric Rolando praised postal customers’ generous donations and the NALC and other union members and volunteers’ work on the nation’s largest one-day effort to combat hunger.
“Despite the lingering effects of the recession, postal customers came through again this year in the continuing fight against hunger in America. Our members and the thousands of rural letter carriers and other volunteers were proud to deliver the generous donations from millions of caring citizens who wanted to help needy families in their communities.”
Thanks to all our readers who supported the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive and special thanks to the Letter Carriers for continuing to deliver for the hungry in this country. For more information, visit http://www.helpstampouthunger.com/.