Letter carriers are sponsoring food drive set for Saturday to help local community

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The National Association of Letter Carriers will share its 27th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 11th. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community. 

“At least six days a week, letter carriers see firsthand the needs of the communities they work in,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and we’re privileged to be able to help those in need while leading an effort that brings out the best in so many Americans.”

Simply bag your donations of non-perishable goods next to your mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 11th. Letter carriers will collect the food and it will be delivered to the East Texas Food Bank.  A distribution will be made to soup kitchens, senior centers, shelters, after-school and day care centers.

People who need food the most are the “people you really wouldn’t expect to see,” Michael McKee of the Charlottesville, VA-based Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “More and more of the folks we’re serving are working families. These are folks who lost good jobs in the recession and are scrambling, cobbling together maybe one or two part-time jobs.”

Whether donations are left in special bags or plain bags, all are gladly accepted.

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