NALC food drive is set for May 8

Postal workers will handle pick-ups

WITH UNEMPLOYMENT hovering around 10 percent, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) national food drive, scheduled for May 8, comes at a critical time. Food banks are seeing an unprecedented crisis. Requests for food have risen month after month while donations have continued to fall.

The NALC food drive works in partnership with the AFL-CIO Community Services Network, United Way Worldwide, and the nation’s food bank network. To participate in the drive, simply place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your carrier arrives on May 8. The carrier will do the rest. Donations are taken to a postal station and sorted. They are then delivered by union volunteers to area food banks or pantries for access by needy families.

Last year the drive collected 73.4 million pounds of food which helped feed an estimated 30 million people facing hunger every day in America — including 12 million children.

More information about the drive is available at
www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive/index.html.

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Reporter  V49N1
Published on the Web: April 23, 2010

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