Seasonal Residents Urged To Leave Food for Annual Letter Carrier Food Drive
Summer is coming, school will be out, and the need for food assistance will be greater than ever. Letter carriers are gearing up for the 25th annual national letter carrier food drive. Food collected will be distributed to feed needy families in the area.
The nation’s largest single-day food drive, “Stamp Out Hunger,” will be held on Saturday, May 13. This is the one-day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. To date, 1.5 billion pounds of food has been collected on the previous food drives.
Northerners and seasonal residents who are returning home prior to May 13 are encouraged to check their pantries for unopened food items; they may drop off their contributions at any Post Office.
Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 13. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and soups.
Additional information about the letter carrier food drive and early food drop-off may be obtained by contacting George Sciascia, Letter Carriers’ Food Drive coordinator, at email@example.com, phone 239-218-1147.