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Help the NALC Stamp Out Hunger on May 13

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05/06/2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017 marks the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. President Dimondstein encourages all APWU members to get involved:

“This year is a milestone for our NALC sisters and brothers, and I encourage each APWU member to make a donation,” he said. “We appreciate our sister postal union’s leadership in coordinating this generous drive year after year.”

Support the Drive

Postal customers across the country are asked to put non-perishable food donations in a sturdy bag and place the bag near their mailbox prior to their regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 13. Letter carriers will collect the donations as they deliver mail. Many USPS worksites also set out containers to collect contributions.

Volunteers are needed to organize donations as they come in; help transport contributions to local pantries; place posters and flyers about the food drive in public places; spread the word to family and friends, and share on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. If you want to volunteer, contact your local or state union representative.

Last year, carriers collected more than 80 million pounds of food, well above the previous record of 77 million pounds.