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Delivering in the fight against hunger
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Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers across America deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They also collect the goodness and compassion of their United States Postal Service customers who participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive - the largest one-day food drive in the nation, and probably the world.

The effort by letter carriers represented by the NALC AFL-CIO, with the help of rural letter carriers, other Postal Service employees and numerous other volunteers, has resulted in delivery of approximately 1 billion pounds of donations to community food banks and pantries over the past 17 years.

Some 35.5 million people face hunger every day in America, including 13 million children. Food banks are seeing an unprecedented crisis, as requests have risen 20 to 25 percent for each of the past six months while donations continue to decrease. This drive is one way people can help those right here in the Monroe area.

On May 9, carriers collected non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and delivered them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. We would like to thank the Monroe community for its continued support of this important event.

Thank you for helping the Postal Service stamp out hunger.