The IAM is joining the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help collect donated food in more than 10,000 communities across the country. The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is set for Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Just leave non-perishable food donations next to your mailbox on May 14 and your mail carrier will take care of the rest. Donations will stay in your community to help those who do not have enough to eat.
“Because letter carriers serve every neighborhood in this country at least six days a week, we are all too familiar with the staggering numbers of people in need,” said NALC President Fredric Rolando. “These are folks who are doing everything right, often working more than one job but still unable to make ends meet.”
This year’s spokesperson, respected actor Edward James Olmos, explains how easy it is to help in a short public service announcement.
Access to nutritionally adequate and safe food is limited or uncertain for 1 in 6 Americans. Many households include single working parents with young children, grandparents helping to raise their grandchildren, college students or households with one parent actively serving in the military.
With more than 50 million people facing hunger every day in America, including nearly 17 million children, this drive is one way you can help those in your community who need help.
Click here to watch how the NALC’s annual food drive is helping feed America’s hungry.
Capture your hard work on or before Saturday, May 14, by sharing your best photos on social media with the hashtag #StampOutHunger. Your pictures could get posted on one of the official food drive accounts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.