Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive May 11th, 2013
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is held annually all across America. Postal carriers will pick up donated food to benefit the network of Feeding America food banks and their partner agencies. More than 1,500 NALC branches from every state, involving more than 10,000 cities and towns, help stock community food banks, pantries and shelters for the summer months. Food collected in northeast North Carolina will directly benefit the hungry men, women and children in our region.
The 2013 NALC "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive was a great success for the Albemarle region! The Food Bank set a goal of 25,000 lbs raised for 2013 in the 15 counties we serve. An astonishing and record making total of 44,036 lbs were collected! Our hunger relief partners across the region were surprised and ecstatic to receive such fruitful donations this year. Facing the challenge of feeding those in need is not as daunting when communities show their support the way they did on Saturday, May 11th.
Though, the local letter carriers are the ones who deserve a standing ovation for their hard work collecting donations. The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the largest day long food drive for Food Bank of the Albemarle.
Our sincere thanks go to the men and women of the U.S. Postal Service for their hard work and dedication to this annual project.