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Mail carriers will collect for food drive May 8
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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 efforts of city and rural letter carriers, along with other Postal Service employees and numerous other volunteers, have resulted in delivery of approximately one billion pounds of donations to community food banks and pantries over the past 18 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 8, carriers will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. We would like to thank the Monroe community in advance for their continued support of this important event.

Thank you for helping the Postal Service stamp out hunger.