For the 27th year in a row, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will be conducting its "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. Every year on the second Saturday in May, postal carriers, in addition to their regular workload, collect food from people in more than 10,000 cities across the country. Each year, it is the largest one-day food drive in the world.
Doing your part in the food drive is super easy. On May 11, leave bags of nonperishable food items by your mailbox. During their regular mail route, letter carriers pick up the bags and deliver the food to local food agencies with the help of countless volunteers.
Over time, more than 1.5 billion pounds of food have been collected and distributed through the drive, boosting pantries and agencies during one of their slowest periods for donations.
This year's partners include: the AFL-CIO, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the U.S. Postal Service, United Way Worldwide, Valpak, Valassis, CVS Health and Kellogg's.