||The 21st annual NALC National Food Drive was Saturday, May 11.
Questions regarding the food drive should be directed to NALC Director of Community Services Pam Donato at 202-662-2489 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the official final collection results form.
Complete and return to NALC HQ no later than Friday, May 24.
Food Drive is in the books
The 21st annual drive was Saturday, May 11, and more than 1,400 NALC branches in just about every city, state and territory had letter carriers, family members and thousands of volunteers out and about to help collect, sort and distribute the cans,
boxes and jars of non-perishable food items left in bags next to
The NALC’s effort is the nation’s largest one-day food-collection
“Since food pantries and other service organizations are pretty
much tapped out by the time our drive rolls around,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said,
“this infusion of food comes at just the right time.”
In fact, the second Saturday in May was specifically chosen for the annual event.
Pantry shelves filled up
through winter-holiday generosity are often bare or nearly so by late spring—a sad reflection of the reality that
widespread hunger in America is a tough problem to solve.
Also, school meal programs typically do not continue
operation during summer months.
In 2012, the food drive gathered more than 70 million pounds of food, bringing our grand total to 1.2 billion pounds.
“Such a massive effort is nearly impossible for us to pull off alone,” Rolando said, which is why NALC is extremely grateful for the support we receive from our national and regional food drive partners:
- The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association
- United Way Worldwide
- Campbell Soup
- U.S.Postal Service
- Feeding America
- Uncle Bob’s Self Storage
- AARP and its “Drive to End Hunger” campaign
- GLS Companies
- Source Direct Plastics
- Valassis/Red Plum
Results are now being tabulated. Branch food drive coordinators are reminded to mail in collection results, along with branch number, city
and state, the name and position of the NALC official certifying results, and the names of food banks receiving
the donations to: NALC Food Drive Final Results, 100 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001-2144.
Results must be received no later than Friday, May 24.