Over the past nine years, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive has continually grown to serve more and more families each year. Unfortunately, the needs of America’s families continue to grow at an even greater pace. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the nation’s letter carriers and folks around the nation, on one day each year more than 70 million pounds of food is collected and distributed to individuals and families in need. We expect that this year will be no different.
The NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The 21st annual NALC National Food Drive will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2013. All citizens need to do is place a box or can of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before the letter carrier delivers mail on May 11th, and the carrier will do the rest. The food is taken back to the postal station, sorted and delivered by union volunteers to local food banks and pantries. Last year, over 70.5 million pounds of non-perishable food items were collected, making this the ninth consecutive year that collections topped the 70-million-pound mark, bringing the grand total to nearly 1.2 billion pounds collected since the drive began in 1993.