The 31st Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is this Saturday, May 13
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 31st annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13. Tewksbury’s letter carriers will join forces with those in other communities to fight food insecurity — the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the country’s largest single-day food drive, because it offers residents an easy way to donate food to those in need. And all food donated stays in our community.
To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, leave a bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday. Please check expiration dates and don’t send expired items. Your letter carrier will collect the bag and deliver it to the Tewksbury Community Pantry. Volunteers then sort through donated items to distribute them back out to the community to help feed families in need. If you did not receive a bag or would like extra, you can grab them at the town hall or by the food drop-off bin at the Tewksbury Public Library.
More than 10,000 cities and towns across America take part in this event, and over 1.82 billion pounds of food have been collected.
The United States Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AFL-CIO, United Way, Vericast, Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, CVS Health, Kellogg’s, and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union are all supporting this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
All donations to the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive are tax-deductible because all of the food collected on Food Drive Day is given directly to non-profit charity food agencies in the community where the food was collected.