Letter Carriers to help “Stamp Out Hunger”
In Lincoln County
Saturday, May 12th!
From Lincoln County Food Share
Local letter carriers and Highway Route Contractors will join with letter carriers across America to collect generous donations of nonperishable food from their postal customers during the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive—the largest one-day food drive in Oregon and in the nation
Here’s how all citizens can help letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger: Fill a bag with nutritious, non-perishable food such as tuna fish, peanut butter, soups, stews, boxed meals, canned fruits and vegetables. No glass please!
Place the filled bags by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12th and your letter carrier or highway route contractor will collect them along their routes and deliver them to participating local food pantries. Food collection barrels may also be in post office lobbies for people who have P.O. Boxes.
“This is a huge boost to the emergency food supply which is typically very low this time of year.” says Nancy Smith, Executive Director of Food Share.” This drive is especially important during these difficult economic times when so many of our neighbors are struggling to stay employed, keep a roof over their head, and have enough to eat.” In an average month, an estimated 4000 people access emergency food in Lincoln County.
Last year’s NALC Food Drive resulted in collecting nearly 17,000 pounds of food throughout Lincoln County. “We’re especially grateful to the letter carriers and rural contract carriers for their enormous effort in making the drive such a success”