Letter Carrier Food Drive Returns Saturday, May 14

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022

Get your sturdy bags ready as the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will hold its 30th annual food drive next Sat., May 14.

Stamp Out Hunger, the country’s largest one-day food drive, provides communities with an easy way to donate food to those in need, according to the NALC.

The traditional food drive returns this year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 and 2021, the drive was replaced by the NALC’s donor drive, in which those wishing to help made online donations to local food pantries.

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Residents can leave their donation of non-perishable food items — canned soup, vegetables, meats and fish, along with pasta, rice or cereal — in a sturdy bag next to their mailbox before mail delivery on Sat., May 14.

City and rural letter carriers will collect these items, which then will be distributed to churches, food banks and pantries and shelters in the community.

Several national partners are assisting NALC in the food drive, including the U.S. Postal Service, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, Vericast, United Way Worldwide, the AFL-CIO, Valpak, the Kellogg Company and CVS Health.