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 National Association of Letter Carriers 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, May 13th, 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.
Last spring, NALC members 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
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.
Do your part on May 13 and help us all Stamp Out Hunger!