Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 12

Letter carriers to collect for area food banks on May 12

“Our food drives timing is crucial, ” Muniz continued.

On Saturday, May 12, the Branford Letter Carriers will participate in the largest food drive in the country.

Oklahomans are asked to fill a plastic donation bag with canned food donations and place it by their mailbox on Saturday, May 12 before their letter carrier arrives.

Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters.

"The Letter Carriers' Food Drive is more important than ever", said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Perhaps most alarming is the fact that almost 16 million children in America are struggling with hunger. Letter carriers will be picking up food in addition to delivering the mail that day.




"Over its first quarter-century, the food drive has only grown in importance and in impact", NALC President Fredric Rolando said. This is the 26th anniversary of the food drive, which has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to help put food on the table.

Last year, the drive collected 75 million pounds of food nationwide, enough to feed an estimated 64 million people, Muniz wrote, adding that about 1.6 billion pounds of food have been collected over the course of the food drives history.

The National Association of Letter Carriers is here to help out with this need.

This is a partnership event with United Way, Feeding America and the USPS.

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