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Annual letter carriers food drive set for Saturday, May 11

ASHEBORO — Local letter carriers will be collecting nonperishable food for the needy on Saturday, May 11.


This year, NALC Branch 2560, by way of the hard work of letter carriers in Asheboro, Randleman and Siler City, will serve local communities once again. Thanks to the generous donations from postal patrons across local cities and towns and with the help of volunteers from the surrounding areas, the local letter carriers branch will be able to collect and donate food to those in need.

Largest one-day food drive

For more than 30 years, the NACL (the National Association of Letter Carriers) has conducted an annual nationwide food drive on the second Saturday in May. 


Using the unparalleled postal networks, letter carriers collect non-perishable food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes.


The food drive is held in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. 


Among the many local volunteer groups that will help are the United Way, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, National Guard units, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boy/Girl Scouts, various student groups, Rotary Clubs and AARP groups. 


Over the course of its history, the food drive has collected more than 1.9 billion pounds of food to help feed neighbors on a national scale.


The need is great, but you can help! The NALC invites local residents to join letter carriers and their partner organizations in the fight to end hunger in our communities by participating in the 2024 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. 


Here’s how: Simply leave your donation of non-perishable food in a bag near your mailbox on May 11, and your letter carrier will do the rest.


For more information, contact communityserviceshq@nalc.org