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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