Stamp Out Hunger
May 14, 2011 by USA Post
Stamp Out Hunger, Open the pantry and do not be stingy. The National Association of Letter Carriers needs your help if it is to help eradicate hunger. The 19th annual NALC National Food Drive, which is the largest in the country, takes place this Saturday, and throw in is as easy as throwing some non-perishable food in a sturdy and placing them next to your mailbox.
“In every corner of this country, people and families suffering from hunger, especially children,” said NALC President Frederic V. Rolando in a statement. “As carriers, we have the privilege of serving communities in six days a week, to meet people, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to serve in this way too.”
Americans across the country (in some 10,000 cities and towns, really) are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable foods could be the rice and / or cereals, could be canned meats, soups and / or vegetables, next to their mailboxes on Saturday, May 14.
Last year, the company collected a record 77.1 million pounds of food, while the coil through their postal routes, Rolando said, adding that the generous donations are needed now more than ever.
“About 50 million Americans live in families without enough food,” he said in a statement. “Every third-17000000 is a child.”
This is especially true, he said Rolando, considering that the summer holidays means that children who normally eat a free or reduced price lunch through their school programs must find other sources of nutrition in the summer.
230,000 of United States carriers will collect donations on Saturday and take them to local food pantries, including hundreds affiliated with Feeding America (national partner in the drive). Another sponsor, Campbell’s Soup Company has donated a supply point to the network of Feeding America food bank for every person who joins the Ending hunger Facebook community.
Persons having questions about the unit can receive information specific to your area contact your local post office or by clicking here.
“As the letter is, we see people in our daily routes that depend on the generosity of others to help provide something as basic as a meal at a time of need,” said Rolando. “We are proud to continue this program of critical assistance to needy families in all states of the union.”
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