Tuesday, May 09, 2017

#StampOutHunger Food Drive is this Saturday, May 13

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is very important to our supply of available food. In the spring, our food supplies are typically lower and with continuing increased demand for food. Plus, since school is almost out, hunger increases over the summer months for children as they no longer have access to the free/reduced school breakfast and lunch program. Our programs and partner agencies need more food to feed the increased number of hungry people and families.  -Roadrunner Food Bank
This coming Saturday, May 13, is a very important day for your friendly mail carrier and for Roadrunner Food Bank, the Food Depot and all the food banks that serve our communities in New Mexico. The second Saturday in May is when the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the Rural Letter Carriers Association host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which helps ensure that food banks around the country have an adequate supply of food to distribute during the summer months in local communities.

Whether you live here in New Mexico or somewhere else, you can do your part to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the #StampOutHunger food drive by filling a bag with non-perishable food items and leaving it for your mail carrier to pick up this Saturday. Alternatively, you could bring the food to your branch post office. This video from the NALC tells you how the drive helps alleviate hunger in America.

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