Saturday, May 12, 2018

Don't forget to leave a bag of food at your mailbox for the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 12! Mail carriers will pick up food at your mailbox and bring it to ICA for our volunteers to sort!

Though in the past, mail carriers have left grocery bags and postcards to remind residents of the food drive, they may not be distributing those items this year. So please mark your calendar to leave a bag of food out that day! This annual event is very important for stocking ICA's shelves for the summer months.

All food collected in our community will stay in our community.


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About the Stamp Out Hunger Postal Food Drive:

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 24 years.

Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.

The United States Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AFL-CIO, Feeding America, United Way, Valassis and Valpak Direct Marketing Systems are all supporting this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.