I know, I know, the last thing you want to do is to leave food by your mailbox tomorrow morning when you need to leave soooo very early for a regatta. Never mind if you need to attend the coaches and coxswains meeting. I get that, I really do. But this is for a really good cause. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), your neighborhood Postal Carrier, you know, the mailman is gearing up for the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive to collect non perishables all day tomorrow, May 9. If you’re thinking your contribution won’t matter, think again. In 23 years, the NALC collected over one billion pounds of food. Last year alone netting 70.3 million pounds.
Postal drivers make their collection in May because food bank inventories are down this time of year, unlike during the holiday season at the end of the year. You can be part of the largest food drive in the country by putting together some things right now or later tonight to leave by your door ready for a quick grab and go tomorrow morning. I’m pulling all the can goods I thought we needed if we were snowed in. We had lots of snow here in the Northeast, but somehow we got by without canned peas and green beans. I’m also adding peanut butter and tuna too.
So join the rest of the country and put together a bag of food for your neighborhood Postal Carrier and maybe this year we can fill mail trucks with 72 million pounds of food!