APWU Supports NALC’s Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive

April 5, 2016

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APWU President Mark Dimondstein is encouraging APWU members to actively support the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, slated for Saturday, May 14.

“I urge every APWU member to make a donation and help the cause,” he said. “I hope APWU locals – and individual members – will assist with the organizational tasks that make the drive such a success.” To find the NALC Food Drive coordinator in your area, click here.

The concept is simple: Postal customers across the country are asked to place non-perishable food donations in a sturdy bag and put the bag near their mailbox prior to their regular mail delivery on May 14. Letter Carriers will collect the donations as they deliver mail. (Many USPS worksites also set out containers to collect contributions.)

Volunteers can: organize donations as they come in; help transport contributions to local pantries; place posters and flyers about the food drive in public places; make sure family and friends know about the drive and how easy it is to donate, and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

For more information on how to get involved, contact Yael Foa, at 202-639-6245 or yfoa@aflcio.org.

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