The Letter Carriers’ Food Drive- Volunteers Needed!

The Community Food Bank desperately needs volunteers at area post offices to collect food donations from the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

Last year the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive collected over 334,000 pounds of food in one day.  This is the Community Food Bank’s largest of the year.

The main shift when help is needed is 2:00 PM to 6 PM, however there are some morning slots available. People may volunteer at a post office near their homes.

The following post offices need volunteers:

  • Oro Valley (1190 N. LaCanada), 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 8 people, 2:00 to 5:00 PM -10  people.
  • Mt. View Annex (7959 N. Thornydale), 12 to 2:30 PM, 6 people, 2:30 to 5:30 PM-30 people.
  • San Xavier (4700 W. Valencia), 1:00 to 5:00 PM – 8 people.
  • Mission (314 W. Valencia), 12:30 to 5:00 PM -15 people.
  • Rincon (1099 S. Pantano), 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – 10 people, 2:00 to 6:00 PM – 30 people.

Also needed are people willing to drive their own trucks to collect food that carriers cannot cover.

Volunteers transfer food from Letter Carriers’ trucks into semi-trailers.  There will be a Community Food Bank staff member at each location to serve as a “Team Captain.”  Groups and individuals are welcome

To volunteer, call the Community Food Bank Volunteer Manager at (520) 622-0525 x 204.