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NALC schedules Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 14.

The NALC Food Drive is an annual event that involves individuals placing bags of food out at their mailbox for letter carriers to pick up and deliver to their local food bank.

The project has been a cooperative effort involving the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service and United Way Worldwide, along with various other corporation sponsors.

The goal for this year's local drive is 70,000 pounds of food.

United Way of the Wabash Valley is actively recruiting volunteers to help in two ways.

One way is to pass out fliers at local grocery stores asking people to consider making a contribution of non-perishable food items to the drive during their visit to the grocery store.

The second way is by helping the letter carriers on their routes to pick up the food that people will leave at their mailbox May 14.

Volunteers will be assigned specific neighborhoods to assist the letter carriers.

The food is to be picked up and then delivered to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank.

Those interested in helping the letter carriers in Terre Haute, or for more information on the food drive, are encouraged to contact Ellen Reeves, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison for United Way of the Wabash Valley at 812-235-6287 or via e-mail at ellen.reeves@local.unitedway.org.



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