WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) highlighted the 23rd annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive this Saturday, May 9. The NALC food drive is an annual event hosted across the country to collect non-perishable food items for families in need of food assistance.
The NALC encourages individuals to leave a bag of non-perishable foods next to their mailbox before their regular mail delivery this Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will pick up the donated food items and bring the items to local food banks, pantries, or shelters.
“The National Association of Letter Carriers ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive this Saturday, May 9 gives Americans across the country the opportunity to help our neighbors in need,” said Sen. Carper “The task is simple but the impact can make a real and meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. By donating these goods, we can help ensure our neighbors and friends in the community don’t go hungry.”
The NALC “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive takes place in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. You can find more information by asking your local letter carrier or post office, or by visiting nalc.org/food, facebook.com/StampOutHunger or twitter.com/StampOutHunger, hashtag #StampOutHunger.
The NALC food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive and aims to provide assistance to 49 million elderly, adults, and children around the nation affected by hunger.