The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) hosted the kick off for its 25th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign at the Capital Area Food Bank Tuesday morning. The food drive takes place Saturday, May 13; letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food at your door. The event cosponsors included AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and UFCW president Mark Perrone as well as representatives from United Way, the U.S. Postal Services and several others. “Nothing is possible without the dedicated work of our volunteers,” said Perrone, addressing the standing-room only gathering. For his part, AFL-CIO president Rich Trumka showered praise on the effort, noting that the food drive is the largest one-day drive in the nation. “No child in our nation should go to sleep with the pain of hunger in her stomach,” Trumka said. “The Community Services Agency strongly supports this critical campaign that helps thousands in the DC region,” said Kathleen McKirchy, CSA Executive Director. “We urge the labor community to what it does best, and support working families in need.”
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