May 9th, 2015 is the largest one-day food drive in the country.
Simply fill up a bag of non-perishable food and leave it for your mail carrier on the morning of May 9th. They will collect it and deliver it to a local food bank in your community.
Fill a bag and help feed families in need.
For more than 20 years, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has conducted an annual nationwide food drive on the second Saturday of May. Using the unparalleled postal networks, letter carriers collect non-perishable food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is held in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.
Hunger exists in every community in the nation.
Individuals served by the Feeding America ® network of food banks report having to make difficult choices:
- 69% have to choose between paying for utilities and food.
- 67% have to choose between paying for transportation and food
- 66% have to choose between paying for medicine and food
- 57% have to choose between paying for housing and food
Together, we can deliver hope for those in need.
“Many people in this country struggle with hunger every day,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We are honored to be able to help people in need by leading an effort that brings out the best in so many Americans. Six days a week, letter carriers see first-hand the needs in the communities where we work, and we’re committed to helping meet those needs.”
All food collected within the local community stays within the local community.
Information provided by the National Association of Letter Carriers