On Saturday, May 10, 2014 letter carriers all over the nation, including here in Southern Nevada, will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – the largest single-day food drive in the country, not to mention the easiest.
To participate, simply leave a bag of non-perishable food by or in your mailbox on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Your letter carrier will pick up the food and deliver it to a local food pantry in need.
Last year in Southern Nevada, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected close to 400,000 pounds of food that was distributed to more than twenty local food pantries. Nationally, 74 million pounds of food was collected by letter carriers, feeding an estimated 30 million people.
“The timing of this food drive is critical,” said Glenn Norton, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 2502, representing Las Vegas. “The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is always held on the second Saturday in May so that pantries can prepare for the summer months. Children, who rely on school meal programs to keep them fed, often find themselves without food once school is out.”
KTNV (ABC13): http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/on-air/interviews/Letter-carriers-pick-up-food-across-Southern-Nevada-for-Stamp-Out-Hunger-257794231.html
Las Vegas Business Press: http://mm.reviewjournal.com/media/magazine/BP_eedition/#?page=16
KVVU (FOX5): http://www.fox5vegas.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10143630