The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) won’t hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive as planned this year, but it isn’t giving up on the cause.
Rather than leaving bags of food by their mailboxes on the second Saturday in May, postal customers will be urged to visit a dedicated page on the union’s website, nalc.org/food, where they can find local food banks that need their financial support.
“Our help is now needed as much, or more so, than ever,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said in announcing what is being called the Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive. Rolando emphasized that the union “is committed to conducting the food drive when it is safe to do so.”
This is the second year NALC has moved the drive online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, this year, NALC headquarters will match contributions from any of its branches when that donation is made from a branch treasury to a local food bank.
Branches should mail proof of the their donation, as well as information on the food bank, to Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive, NALC, 100 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20001.