The National Association of Letter Carriers is holding the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 13th. Across the United States, everyday people are encouraged to leave a bag of non-perishable food items by their mailbox, and letter carriers will pick up the food as they deliver the day’s mail. It sounds simple, but it has a HUGE impact; last year, the food drive collected more than 80 million pounds of food.
Spring is an extremely important time for food banks and local pantries. With Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays past, donations are slower and often the shelves of these community resources are emptied. This comes at a time when schools begin to dismiss for Summer break and millions of students relying on school breakfast and lunch programs are in need. This is the time of year when your donations matter more than ever!
The NALC is joined in this effort by the United States Postal Service, the AFL-CIO and the United Way. This year the largest food workers’ union in the country, the United Food and Commercial Workers became the national premiere sponsor. Every year, Unions and their members across the labor movement help spread the word about this community opportunity and lend a hand on May 13th to pick up the donations.
Over the last 25 years the NALC has collected, in total, more than 1.5 billion pounds of food for people in need. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is just one example of the dedication union activists put into community service. Whether it’s renovating a community center, cleaning up a park, or collecting foodbank donations, our community service work is a valued part of the foundation of the labor movement. Join our brothers and sisters of the NALC and labor unions across the country so we can Stamp Out Hunger!