The 20th Anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger Food drive kicked off with a breakfast at the National Association of Letter Carrier’s Union Hall in Washington, DC. The Postmaster of Washington, DC, NALC Branch #142 Union President and letter carrier representatives were all on hand to encourage participation in the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
During the breakfast, the NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Coordinator shared her personal struggle with hunger and how she has relied on local food pantries in recent years for assistance. “I am in a better situation now, but I still am not completely free from all assistance,” she explained. She went on to say that she was grateful for the help she received and is happy to spearhead this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. She concluded her message with these parting words, “You just never know who will benefit from the food collected from this drive.”
This Saturday, May 12, you can help someone struggling to get enough food to eat by following these three steps:
- Collect nonperishable food donations in a bag. Click here for our Most Wanted List;
- Leave your food donation next to your mailbox before 9am on Saturday, May 12 or give them to your letter carrier. Don’t forget to thank them for their hard work;
- Spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, text message or call your family and friends to encourage them to leave their donations by the mailbox!
Help make a difference in the lives of the 641,000 residents at risk of hunger right here in the Washington Metro area. All donations will be delivered directly to the Capital Area Food Bank.