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Postal workers to collect food for needy on Saturday, May 10

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 18, April 29, 2003

The National Association of Letter Carriers will be collecting non-perishable food for the needy on Saturday, May 10, from Postal Service customers statewide. Postal customers need simply to place their food donations near their mail receptacles that morning. All donated food that letter carriers collect in Maine will be used to replenish local food pantries throughout the state. Food donors are asked not to leave anything in glass containers or any perishable food out for Letter Carriers to collect.

Rural carriers (non-uniformed letter carriers) in some communities will be participating, but some will not. Rural postal customers should check with their rural carrier or with their Postmaster to verify participation of rural carriers before leaving any food out for collection.

The NALC eleventh annual food drive to Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single one-day food drive in America. In Maine last year, over 305 thousand pounds of food were collected for communities statewide. This food drive has delivered more than 500 million pounds of donations to community food banks and pantries in the ten years since it began. The food drive is sponsored in partnership with the USPS, the United Way, the AFL-CIO, Campbell's Soup, and America's Second Harvest to End Hunger.

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.