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On Saturday, May 11th, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will hold its 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Carriers will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries, and shelters. Last year more than 70 million pounds of food was collected according to NALC President Fredric Rolando. He goes on to explain, “What we see on our routes drives us to do what we can to help millions of Americans get the food their families so desperately need….” In the twenty year history of the food drive, more than one billion pounds of food has been collected across the nation.
For the 5,500 people that RCS Food Bank serves each month the annual Stamp Out Hunger drive is crucial. This one day event is a lifeline for the RCS Food Bank, says RCS Food Bank Director Jerry Coleman. “Without the donated food and effort of our local area mail carriers, our community would struggle for the months of May, June, and July.” Over 50% of the members of households served by RCS are children under 18 years old. RCS is seeking volunteers to help with the drive on May 11th. Volunteer opportunities range from organizing food at the warehouse to helping load donations at local post office branches. You can contact Deb Gatley at 727-584-3528 ext 407 for more information or to sign up.
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