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Get Ready to Stamp Out Hunger on May 9

Jeremy Sprinkle
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(Logo) Stamp Out Hunger in 2009Letter Carriers National Food Drive more important than ever

Saturday, May 9, 2009 - letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and town across America will deliver much more than mail. They will also gather donations of non-perishable food in the largest one-day food drive in the nation, the 17th annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

In 2008, 73.1 million pounds of food was collected by the 300,000 members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO and delivered to local community food banks, pantries, and shelters.

All you have to do to take part is place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers your mail on Saturday, May 9, 2009. The carrier will do the rest, taking the food back to a postal station where it is sorted and delivered by union volunteers to area food banks and pantries for needy families to access.

Look for a Campbell Soup-Priority Mail postcard to be delivered to postal customers this month as a reminder to leave donations by mailboxes on May 9th.