5th Annual Food Drive Set for May 12
Nations Largest One-day Effort
to Stamp Out Hunger
WASHINGTON, February 21″The National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO) announced today that the nations largest food drive to combat hunger will be conducted this year on Saturday, May 12 in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions. On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
The 15th annual NALC National Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collected 70.5 million pounds of food in the 2006 drive, the third consecutive year the effort has exceeded 70 million pounds,” quoting The National Association of Letter Carriers.
“Residents will be asked to leave non-perishable donationssuch as canned meat, fish and soup, and cereals, pasta and ricein a bag near their mailbox on Saturday, May 12 before their letter carrier arrives. It will be taken to the local post office and then delivered to a local food bank, pantry or shelter.”