The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is set for this Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the country. Participating in the food drive couldn’t be easier. Before your regular mail pickup tomorrow, just leave bags of non-perishable food items by your mailbox. Letter carriers will pick up the bags and —with help from retired letter carriers, other postal employees and countless volunteers — deliver the bags to local food agencies. Hunger affects some 50 million people around the country, including millions of children, seniors and veterans. Pantry shelves filled up through winter-holiday generosity often are bare by late spring. And, with most school meal programs suspended during summer months, millions of children must find alternate sources of nutrition. Because the nation’s 175,000 letter carriers visit every address in the country at least six days a week, they see the struggles in the communities they serve, and they believe it’s important to do what they can to help.
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