Americans help letter carriers set record with 24th annual Food Drive results

The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive held last month produced record-breaking results!

The National Association of Letter Carriers announced today that the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, held on Saturday, May 14, collected more than 80 million pounds of food, well above the previous record of 77 million pounds.

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Video: Help stamp out hunger tomorrow!

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ 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 their regular mail pick-up on Saturday, May 14, postal customers are asked to leave bags of non-perishable food items by their mailboxes. Letter carriers will pick up the bags and—with help from retired letter carriers, other postal employees and countless volunteers—deliver the bags to local food agencies. Continue reading

Video: Hawaii family disappointed after thief gets away with food donation

On Saturday, letter carriers throughout Hawaii and across the nation collected food donations to help “Stamp Out Hunger.” The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Food Drive is in its 23rd year. It’s the nation’s largest one-day food drive.

For residents, it’s very simple to donate. You’re told to place canned goods and other non-perishable food items in a plastic bag, and leave it next to the mailbox for pick-up.

But for one Hawaii Kai family, their good deed turned sour when their donation was taken… but not by a postal worker.

On Saturday morning, the Fujieki family placed their donated food items in a marked plastic bag and left it right next to their mailbox. Little did they know, the items wouldn’t make it to their destination. Surveillance video shows a man taking the bag of food just before 8 a.m. He was there for less than two minutes and then rode off.

Source: Family disappointed after thief gets away with food donation | KHON2

Letter Carriers’ 2014 Annual Food Drive collected 73 million pounds of food

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The annual food drive of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) collected almost 73 million pounds of food to help restock food banks, pantries and shelters around the country – an impressive result made all the more necessary by the slow-paced economy recovery and recent natural disasters.

The effort on Saturday, May 10, gathered 72.5 million pounds of food – the 11th consecutive year the NALC drive has surpassed 70 million pounds of food collected. Several local NALC branches still are compiling their figures.

This year’s results bring the total to more than 1.3 billion pounds since the national drive began in 1992. Continue reading

Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 10

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 20 years.

Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.

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Make Mommy Proud: Contribute to the Nation's Largest Single-Day Food Drive

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WASHINGTON , May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The day before Mother’s Day, make mom proud by contributing non-perishable foods to help Stamp Out Hunger.

On Saturday, May 11, the U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers will deliver for America by conducting the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Other partners of the food drive include the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AARP, Feeding America, Campbell Soup Company, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO, Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, GLS Companies, Publix, Source Direct Plastics and Valassis.

“The Postal Service is proud to again join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, and other partner organizations to conduct the nation’s largest single-day food drive,” said Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe . “With more than 50 million Americans living at risk of hunger, food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food assistance. Together, we are helping to address this demand and making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans in communities throughout the nation.”

The nation’s 175,000 letter carriers will collect food donations left at the mailboxes of generous Americans in more than 10,000 communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations, such as pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

You Can Help…

  • Helping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox on Saturday, May 11. Your letter carrier will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank. Examples of non-perishable items include:
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned soup
    • Canned meats and fish
    • Canned vegetables, fruits and juices
    • Boxed goods (such as cereal)
    • Pasta and rice
  • For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office or visit either www.helpstampouthunger.com or www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger, and follow the food drive at www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger.

 

Letter Carriers' Annual Food Drive Set for May 11 Throughout Nation

Donations Critical in This Difficult Economy; Effort Will Help Feed Needy Families in All 50 States

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 21st annual food drive to combat hunger on Saturday, May 11. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.

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