The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
“Too many people in this country are going hungry,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We know this to be true because we see it as we deliver to every address in America at least six days a week.” Onein six Americans are food insecure and struggle with not knowing where they will get their next meal or how they will feed their children.
Residents are encouraged to fill grocery bags of nonperishable food items and place them beside their mailbox prior to mail delivery on Saturday. The letter carriers will retrieve the donations as they deliver the mail on May 13th.
The timing of this food drive is crucial as we transition from Kids Cafe to Summer Feeding. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia will prepare over 6,000 meals daily for distribution to 55 locations in 9 of the 21 counties that we serve. Summer is a tough time for children that typically receive a free or reduced price breakfast and lunch at school. The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive comes at a time when the holiday food drive donations have been depleted from the shelves of the food bank and just in time for local pantries and agencies to gear up for their summer needs.