With America still reeling from devastating unemployment, the 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive comes at a critical time. As you know, food banks are seeing an unprecedented crisis as requests continue rising beyond what many can support.
The NALC works in partnership with the AFL-CIO Community Services network, United Way Worldwide, and the nation’s food bank network to bring food to the pantries of those in need. All citizens need to do is place a box or can of unopened, non-perishable food next to their mailbox before the letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 10, and 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.
The NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Last year, 74.4 million pounds of non-perishable food items were collected, making this the tenth consecutive year that collections topped the 70-million-pound mark. The grand total comes to over 1.3 billion pounds collected since the national drive began in 1993. The 2013 Food Drive collected 107,504 pounds of food from Lincoln and surrounding counties.
Thank you for supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.