Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers, with help from other postal employees and from volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 20 years. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters.
To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 10. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.