The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is conducting their 25th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 13, 2017, and needs your help.
Over the last 24 national food drives, letter carriers have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, helped by untold thousands of fellow postal employees, retired letter carriers, family members and friends. The food is then distributed to local food pantries within the same communities where it was collected. You can view a Frequently Asked Questions section about the drive here: https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive/frequently-asked-questions
They are asking other union members to volunteer to help with the project. If you are in the Lansing area and would like to volunteer to help, you may register at: http://micauw.galaxydigital.com/need/?tag=NALC
If you haven’t considered volunteering, please think about getting a few family members, co-workers or friends and help out the community. If you can drive a route and are able to get two others you can make a real good dent in the collections. By getting more volunteers on the street it allows the carriers, our union brothers & sisters, to deliver the mail on their route. They appreciate when they can get help and also offload collections they have received and get it to the volunteers.
The importance of this particular day is important as in a little over a month schools will be letting out for the summer. Many of our kids and grandkids get breakfast & lunch from school which lessens the burden on the families. In the summer there are still programs to help with the shortfall, but many times families have to depend on the food pantry system for assistance.
The deadline for registering is this next week.