The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) announced that the nation’s largest food drive to combat hunger will be conducted this year on Saturday, May 12th.
On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
"It’s our 20th anniversary," NALC President Fredric Rolando noted. "For two decades now, our annual national drive has proved critical in helping millions of American families—our customers—who are struggling to make ends meet during this continuing recession."
The Face of Hunger:
Despite the generosity of millions of Americans who have supported the letter carriers' food drive in previous years, the need for food assistance has never been greater.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United States, the number of Americans living in food insecure homes was nearly 49 million in 2011, and one in five of these people was a child (16 million).
A recent survey conducted by Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, found that nearly half (46 percent) of households served reported having to choose between paying a utility bill or purchasing food.
The Menifee community donates more than 10,000 lbs of food during this one-day event and is the largest food collection the Community Cupboard receives each year.
The need is greater than ever and our goal this year is to collect more than 13,000 lbs of non-perishable food to help us feed our Menifee neighbors in need.
How you can help:
· Leave a bag of non-perishable food at your mail box on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Remind your friends, neighbors and co-workers to leave a bag of non-perishable food at their mailbox, or conduct your own neighborhood or workplace food drive!
Call the Community Cupboard 951-301-4414 and ask how you can volunteer on May 12th to sort and box 13,000 lbs of food!
Website: Community Cupboard