The 23rd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is on Saturday, May 9, 2015. For over two decades, the U.S. Postal Service has joined the National Association of Letter Carriers to help Stamp Out Hunger in America.
Last year was the 11th consecutive year of more than 70 million pounds of food donated. Since the beginning, 22 years ago, more than 1 billion pounds of food have been collected.
God’s Pantry Food Bank is teaming up with Feeding America network partners across the country and joining this year’s drive. This food drive is coming neighborhoods in Fayette County! To contribute, collect non-perishable food donations and leave them in a sturdy bag by your mailbox on May 9th. Your letter carrier will collect the donations and deliver them to local food banks and pantries, including God’s Pantry, to help those struggling with food-insecurity right here in Lexington.
God’s Pantry is looking mostly for canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned milk, and canned soups. We cannot accept homemade foods or anything in glass containers.
Campbell Soup Company, AARP Drive to End Hunger, United Way, Publix, the U.S. Postal Service, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the AFL-CIO, Valpak, Valassis and Uncle Bob’s Self Storage are all national partners supporting this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
“Too many people in this country are still going hungry,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “It’s an honor to be able to help people in need by leading an effort that brings out the best in so many Americans. Six days a week, letter carriers see first-hand the needs in the communities where we work, and we’re committed to helping meet those needs.”
For the NALC official website, click here.