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Join the NALC in their 21-year fight to Stamp Out Hunger

Posted on May 6, 2013
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Stamp out hunger

Now in its 21st year, the NALC (National Association of Letter Carriers) "Stamp Out Hunger" national food drive is the country's largest one-day food-collection effort. Last year, letter carriers picked up more than 70 million pounds of canned, non-perishable, non-breakable food donations.  This brought the grand total from more than two decades of collections to 1.2 billion pounds.

Saturday, May 11th, the nation's 175,000 letters carriers will collect food donations left at the mailboxes of generous Americans in more than 10,000 communities.  The food will then be delivered to food banks and other hunger relief organization such as food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

"Such a massive effort is nearly impossible for us to pull off alone," NALC President Fredric Rolando said, which is why NALC is extremely grateful for the support it receives from its national and regional food drive partners:

  • The National Rural Letter Carriers' Association
  • Valpak
  • United Way Worldwide
  • Campbell Soup
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Feeding America
  • Uncle Bob's Self Storage
  • AARP and its "Drive to End Hunger" campaign
  • GLS Companies
  • Source Direct Plastics
  • Publix
  • Valassis/Red Plum

You can help, too.  It's as easy as leaving a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox on May 11th.  Items needed include peanut butter, canned soup, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, and boxed good such as cereal, pasta and rice.

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