United Way encourages support for National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) food drive on May 14
WICHITA, Kan., May 11, 2011
“Stamp Out Hunger” Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive
Saturday, May 14, 2011, prior to mail delivery
Leave bag(s) next to your mailbox
Donate a bag or bags of non-perishable food (canned foods, pasta, rice, cereal, etc) to be collected by letter carriers as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
In its 19th year, the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive has provided more than one billion pounds of food for people in need across the country. The food drive is a national partnership between National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the U.S. Postal Service, United Way, the AFL-CIO, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, Campbell, Feeding America, Valpak, AARP and Uncle Bob’s Self Storage. The nation’s 230,000 active letter carriers will take the donations to local food banks, pantries and shelters. Find more information at www.helpstampouthunger.com.
Each year, millions of Americans join the effort to help meet the needs of nearly 50 million Americans who live in families that lack sufficient food. One in seven adults and nearly one-quarter of all children are hungry and not receiving the basic nutrition they need. Moving into the summer months, 22 million students are at risk of going hungry when the school year ends. For many children, school meals are the only complete and nutritious meals they eat.
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