Joe thinks you should be extra friendly to your neighborhood mail carrier this week, because the United States Postal Service is conducting its annual Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive, the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.
Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 25 years. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.
Joe offers his thanks to the great folks at the USPS, and urges YOU to learn more about this inspiring movement here.