National Association of Letter Carriers 18th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

For the 18th consecutive year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Community Food Bank will team up to collect donations on Saturday, May 8, 2010 for the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive

The Community Food Bank will join the letter carriers’ efforts to provide food to depleted supplies. “The NALC” Food Drive is especially important to us this year,” said Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO.  “More families are seeking assistance than ever before and we really need our community to support the Letter Carriers efforts.  It is important to note that all food collected will go to help local families in need.”

To help “Stamp Out Hunger” in Southern Arizona, residents may leave a bag of non-perishable food, such as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit or canned tomato products next to their mail box before the time of their mail delivery on Saturday, May 8th.   Food should be in non-breakable containers.  Letter carriers will collect the food donations and deliver them to the Community Food Bank.

Last year the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive collected almost 300,000 pounds of food for hungry families in Southern Arizona.  Nationally, the NALC hopes to reach the 1 billion pound mark for food donations since the inception of the food drive.

For further information, contact the NALC Branch #704 at (520) 323-2117 or Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215.

How you can help

  • Donate non-perishable food! Needed items are canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit or canned tomato products. Please do not donate items in breakable containers such as glass, as these can be hazardous to our postal carriers, volunteers and staff.
  • This year the letter carriers urgently need help sorting the food and loading it into the tractor-trailers that will transport it to the Community Food Bank. Volunteer assignments are available at several local post offices. To volunteer, call Volunteer Manager Kristen Hershberger by Friday, April 30, at 622-0525 Ext. 204.