In The Know with Gino: National Association of Letter Carriers Gears Up for 31st Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive on May 13th
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The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is preparing for its 31st Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 13th. This highly anticipated event, recognized nationwide, brings together communities and postal workers in a unified effort to combat hunger.
The “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive has a long-standing tradition of making a significant impact on local communities. Through the collective efforts of letter carriers and generous donations from households, this initiative has been able to address the pressing issue of hunger across the United States.
On May 13th, letter carriers from all corners of the country will go above and beyond their usual duties of delivering mail. To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery. Your letter carrier will take care of the rest. These items will then be gathered and distributed to local food banks, pantries, and shelters, ensuring that those in need have access to vital sustenance.
The “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive serves as a reminder of the incredible impact that a simple act of kindness can have on the lives of countless individuals and families. With approximately one in eight Americans struggling with hunger, this annual event plays a crucial role in alleviating the burden for those most affected, including children and seniors.
Since its inception, the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive has collected millions of pounds of food, making it one of the largest single-day food drives in the country. The NALC and its dedicated letter carriers are committed to upholding this tradition of generosity and community support, encouraging everyone to participate in this noble cause.
As the date approaches, the NALC encourages individuals and families to prepare their non-perishable food donations and eagerly await the arrival of their friendly neighborhood letter carriers on May 13th. Together, they can make a meaningful difference in the lives of their fellow community members, tackling hunger one donation at a time.
SOURCE: Chattanooga Pulse