Another superb effort helps Americans and communities
WASHINGTON—The annual food drive of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) collected almost 71 million pounds of food to help restock food banks, pantries and shelters around the country, an impressive result made all the more necessary by the extreme weather experienced by much of the country, along with the economic struggles many Americans face.
The effort on Saturday, May 9, gathered 70.6 million pounds of food, marking a dozen consecutive years
in which the NALC drive has surpassed 70 million pounds of food collected. Several local NALC branches
still are compiling their figures.
This year’s results bring the total to more than 1.4 billion pounds since the drive began in 1992.