May
13
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017, (All day)
Where:

Last spring, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and other union volunteers collected over 80 million pounds of food, setting a new record for the most food ever collected in their one-day food drive. This remarkable feat proves what we can accomplish together with commitment, determination, solidarity and hard work.

While the total pounds of food collected is hard to visualize, the faces of those who are helped by this effort are all too familiar -- children, seniors, and working families struggling to make ends meet.

The results of the recent election may embolden members of Congress who are determined to cut programs such as food stamps, Medicaid, and other critical safety net services, making initiatives such as this food drive particularly important.

Working in partnership with the AFL-CIO Labor Liaison Network, United Way Worldwide, our nation's food security advocates and a host of other partners, the NALC gets food into the cupboards of those in need. All people need to do is place a bag of unopened, non-perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers their mail on Saturday, May13th, and the carrier will do the rest. Once collected, the food is taken back to the postal station, sorted, and delivered by union volunteers to area food banks or pantries.

We ask you to please publicize, promote and most importantly, participate in the May 13th NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Share it among your local members, across your ally networks, and with your community. With the support of unions and America's working families, the NALC can collect more food and by doing so, help families in need of this assistance

For more info, please contact Yael Foa, National Community Engagement United Way Program Coordinator, at 202-639-6245 or [email protected]