Underemployment and joblessness remain high, and the need for food assistance remains great. Thankfully, for so many in need of a helping hand, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is coming back for the 25th consecutive year.
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. 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 13, 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, our carriers collected a record 80.1 million pounds of food, surpassing the 71 million pounds collected in 2015. Since the drive began in 1993, donations have totaled 1.5 billion pounds of food. Together, we are continuing to make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans in need.
Please publicize and promote the May 13, 2017, NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive among your members. With the support of unions and America’s working families, the NALC can collect more food and by doing so, help those who have lost their jobs and the millions more facing economic uncertainty.
If you have any questions or would like to get more involved with the NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, please contact Lori Meyers, AFL-CIO Labor Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.441.6167.
Thank you for supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
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