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Don’t Forget: 24th Annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive is May 14

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105-2016

05/11/2016 - The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Participating in the food drive couldn’t be easier. Before your regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 14, please leave bags of non-perishable food items by your mailboxes. Letter Carriers will pick up the bags and – with help from other postal employees, retirees and countless volunteers – deliver the bags to local food agencies.

“I am urging every APWU member to make a donation, and I encourage those who want to do more to help out with organizational tasks necessary to make the drive a success,” said President Mark Dimondstein.

Hunger affects about 50 million people around the country, including millions of children, senior citizens and veterans. Pantry shelves filled up through winter-holiday generosity often are bare by late spring. And, with most school meal programs suspended during summer months, millions of children must find alternate sources of nutrition.

In its 23 years, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive has collected more than 1.4 billion pounds of food; last year’s drive collected approximately 71 million pounds.

To learn more about the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, visit nalc.org/food and follow the drive on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And be sure to use the hashtag #StampOutHunger when talking about the food drive on social media.