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

NALC_201321ST Annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive to Benefit the Community Food Bank

For the 21st consecutive year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will team up to collect donations on Saturday, May 11, 2013 for the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.  This is Southern Arizona’s largest single day food drive.

“The 2013 Letter Carriers Food Drive is more important than ever,” said Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO.  “Our food donations are down this year and we need our community to step forward and make this year’s food drive an enormous success.”

To help “Stamp Out Hunger” in Southern Arizona, residents are asked 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 11th.   Food should be in non-breakable containers.  Letter carriers and volunteers will collect the food donations and forward them to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Collect & bag non-perishable food items*. (See our Most Need Items)
  2. Place by mailbox for your letter carrier to deliver to your local food bank.

Monetary donations will be accepted for the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive and on-line donations may be made as well:

For further information, contact the NALC Branch #704 at (520) 323-2117 or Jack Parris at (520) 882-3287.

*Items to avoid:
-Items in glass containers (Glass can break in transit and endanger our volunteers/staff)
-Items that will melt or perish in the heat:
(No chocolate, candy, fresh produce, frozen or refrigerated items)
-Soda/beverages and Non-food items

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Stuart Love, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 704 with Bill Carnegie standing in front of 495,000 bags which will be used for the Letter Carriers Drive this year.