It’s been 25 years since the National Association of Letter Carriers and United States Postal Service first teamed up to collect food donations as part of the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. That’s 25 years of dedicated letter carriers walking door to door to do more than collect mail; they volunteer their time to collect food donations for their community. Because who knows their community better than a letter carrier that delivers to every address in America at least six days a week?
And this year is no different. Last week, to kick off the 2017 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive and celebrate 25 years of service, we welcomed over 50 letter carriers and friends from our local UFCW, USPS, AFL-CIO, NRLCA and United Way to our Marriott Volunteer Center. This large group of Stamp Out Hunger National Partners gathered to encourage another successful food drive and spend the afternoon volunteering in our Distribution Center. After packing Weekend Bags for children and Grocery Plus boxes for seniors, this group of inspired volunteers left our building ready to help Stamp Out Hunger.
But they can’t do it alone. Our local letter carriers are looking to you to support your community by selecting a healthy food donation to share with a neighbor in need.
This Saturday, May 13th, you can help by placing a bag (or several!) of our Most Wanted Items by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will swing by at his or her normal time, deliver your mail and pick-up your donations to bring back to the Capital Area Food Bank.
And don’t forget to spread the word!