May 10 is the National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive.
See www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive/ for more info.
IFC receives food from this drive (along with Orange Congregations in Mission). Please help spread the word so that people participate! We can also use some volunteers between 3 pm and 7 pm on that day to pick up loads of food from the Post Office on Estes Drive and bring to IFC offices in Carrboro, as well as help unload and sort food at the office.
As Saturday, May 10, draws ever closer, letter carriers in more than 1,200 branches nationwide are full steam ahead to get ready for the 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.
“Too many people in this country are still going hungry every day,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “As letter carriers, we see this firsthand in just about every community we serve. But we aren’t the type of folks who simply move on to the next delivery and hope someone else will do something about it. Instead, for more than two decades now, our members have taken the lead in the effort to help solve this ongoing national problem.”
And we’ve done so with gusto, Rolando noted. Last year, with the help of thousands of volunteers, letter carriers all across America collected more than 74.4 million pounds of non-perishable food—the second-highest amount since the drive began in 1992, bringing the grand total to just under 1.3 billion pounds.
As usual, support from national sponsors and partners also will prove crucial to the food drive’s success this year, and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has pledged the Postal Service’s full backing to the drive. “We’ll continue to encourage all postal employees across the country to support the food drive by collecting donations, delivering postcards and promotional bags, and doing everything they can to make this year’s food drive the best in our history,” Donahoe said. “Working together, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans in need.”