Letter carriers to collect food for hunger May 10

The United States Post Office will be having its annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive on Saturday, May 10.

“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,” a press release said.

Residents are encouraged to place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on May 10.

The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

“With more than 50 million people facing hunger every day in America, including nearly 17 million children, this drive is one way you can help those in your own city or town who need help,” the release said in part. “The drive is 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 volunteer, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 20 years.”