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National Association of Letter Carriers hosting 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive

POSTED: May 12, 2017 3:56 p.m.

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday.

Last year’s food drive brought in over 78,000 pounds of food for Chatham County and an additional 121,246 pounds for our Coastal Georgia communities. Nationwide, the NALC collected over 80 million pounds.

The Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. As long as hungry Americans still exist, this food drive will continue to be instrumental in replenishing the shelves of local food banks.

“Too many people in this country are going hungry,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We know this to be true because we see it as we deliver to every address in America at least six days a week.”

One-in-six Americans are food insecure and struggle with not knowing where they will get their next meal or how they will feed their children.

Residents are encouraged to fill grocery bags of nonperishable food items and place them beside their mailbox prior to mail delivery on Saturday. The letter carriers will retrieve the donations as they deliver mail on May 13.

The timing of this food drive is crucial as we transition from Kids Cafe to Summer Feeding. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia will prepare over 6,000 meals daily for distribution to 55 locations in 9 of the 21 counties that we serve. The NALC Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive comes at a time when the holiday food drive donations have been depleted from the shelves of the food bank.

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