Baton Rouge, LA, May 10, 2016 -- On Saturday, May 14, 2016 the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 24rd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
To participate in the food drive, leave your donation of nonperishable food items like pasta or canned soup, fruits, or vegetables next to your mailbox before the time of your regular delivery on May 14th.
In the days before the food drive, you should receive a postcard or a printed paper bag announcing your area’s participation. If you’re unsure whether or not your Letter Carrier is participating, you can always contact your local post office.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held annually on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam “Letter carriers are honored to be able to help people in need,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “On a daily basis we see the needs in the communities we serve, and we believe it’s important to help meet those needs.”
The need for food assistance across Louisiana has never been greater. Louisiana’s food banks partner with more than 900 community and faith-based organizations to distribute food throughout Louisiana’s 64 parishes. These local organizations are facing increased need in the face of continued economic challenges across Louisiana.