WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its 24th annual food drive on Saturday, May 14. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community. Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday May 14, to be collected and distributed to local food agencies by letter carriers. Visit www.nalc.org/food to learn more.
In a new addition to this year’s food drive, letter carriers are teaming up in a few targeted areas with Amp Your Good, a company that provides an efficient way to get healthy fresh fruits and vegetables to local food banks. Postal patrons living in San Francisco, parts of New York City and Greenwich, CT will receive the usual reminder postcard this year asking that non-perishable food donations be left next to their mailbox on the second Saturday in May, but they’ll also get an additional message about the opportunity – by going to www.StampYourGood.com – to donate fresh produce. That can be done throughout the month of May.
In its 23 years, the Letter Carrier food drive has collected more than 1.4 billion pounds of food, and in each of the last 12 years has collected more than 70 million pounds. Given the continuing problem of hunger in the United States, the hope is that this year’s effort will continue that success.
The 280,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers represents letter carriers across the country employed by the U.S. Postal Service, along with retired letter carriers. Founded by Civil War veterans in 1889, the NALC is among the country’s oldest labor unions.