Nation’s Largest Single-Day Food Collection Helps Americans Facing Hunger
On Saturday, May 14, 2016 the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 24rd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes on May 14.
To participate in the food drive, leave your donation of nonperishable food items like pasta or canned soup, fruits, or vegetables next to your mailbox before the time of your regular delivery on May 14th. In the days before the food drive, residents in Shreveport and Bossier City will receive a postcard or a printed paper bag announcing your area’s participation. If you’re unsure whether or not your Letter Carrier is participating, you can always contact your local post office.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held annually on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam “Letter carriers are honored to be able to help people in need,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “On a daily basis we see the needs in the communities we serve, and we believe it’s important to help meet those needs.”
The need for food assistance across Shreveport/Bossier has never been greater. The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana will allocate these donations to its 120 partner non-profit and benevolent organizations, churches, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. The Food Bank will also be welcoming volunteers to sort donations in the weeks after the food drive. For information about volunteering, contact the Food Bank at 318.675.2400.
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana
As a hunger relief organization, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is the largest distributor of donated foods in the area. We are the only organization in northwest Louisiana that provides this basic need. We solicit, store and distribute food and other essential items to low-income children, families and senior citizens. We distribute food through various programs. The largest is our food distribution program that provides food through our partnerships with over 120 community and faith-based non-profit organizations. Last year, over 7.6 million pounds of food were distributed to food insecure children, women, and men in seven parishes.
For more information, please visit www.foodbanknla.org