Mark your calendar. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 31st annual national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 13, according to a news release.
The letter carriers once again will join forces with communities to help fight hunger across Central and Southwest Florida. The campaign provides residents with an easy opportunity to donate food to those in need in the community.
Post offices will collect the food items and volunteers then will sort through the donated items to distribute them back out to the community to food banks, pantries and shelters, to help families in need.
To participate, residents are asked to leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable food items next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 13. The letter carrier will take care of the rest.
Millions of Americans live in challenging situations, uncertain of where their next meal will come from or if it will come at all. Sadly, one in five households needing help with food is home to a military veteran, the release said.
With more than 30 years of letter carriers’ commitment to the nation’s largest single-day food drive, communities are still in need across the country.
Published May 10, 2023