Stamp Out Hunger - Food Drive
The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is the outgrowth of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ tradition of community service, a tradition exhibited repeatedly by members of the letter carriers’ union over the years. These carriers, who go into neighborhoods in every town at least six days a week, have always been involved when something needed to be done, whether it be collecting funds for a charity like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, watching over the elderly through the Carrier Alert program, assisting the American Red Cross during time of disaster, or rescuing victims of fires, crime, and other mishaps.
For many years, a number of NALC’s branches (locals) had collected food for the needy as part of their community service efforts.
SOS Teams up With Stamp Out Hunger
United Way of CNY, 211cny and Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists are teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service National Association of Letter Carriers for a food drive to benefit local food pantries.
"Stamp Out Hunger" will take place on May 13th -marking the 25th anniversary of this annual national effort. Letter Carriers will drop off bags to homes May 8 - May 10 and will collect the bags filled with non-perishable food donations on May 13. The drive will benefit local food pantries, as they struggle to keep up with the increase in families who are turning to them for assistance.
"This effort goes is right in line with one of United Way's main focus areas, making sure the Basic Needs are taken care of for all people in Onondaga County" said United Way of CNY President Frank Lazarski.