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Where do my postcards come from?

Food Drive postcards are set to ship from the printer—national Food Drive partner Valpak—in Jacksonville, FL. They will continue to leave Jacksonville through the beginning of April.

The earlier your branch registers, the earlier your postcards will be shipped. The first orders are bound for the west coast, with central U.S. and east coast destinations following not far behind.

 Everyone should receive their postcards no later than mid-April. 

Branch Food Drive representatives should connect with the mailhandlers and clerks from the facility of the destination address to find get details on the postcards. Also, communicate with your (national Food Drive partner) U.S. Postal Service managers/postmasters to get their assistance in checking upstream to see whether the postcards have made it to your hub or national distribution center (NDC). Click here to download the postcards page from the Food Drive Coordinator’s Manual.

Here’s an idea of what you should be looking for to help you locate your shipment:

If you are having difficulty locating your postcards, work with your regional Food Drive representative to get help. Click here to access a list of regional Food Drive reps.

Locate your postcards—put eyeballs on every pallet/tray you ordered.

Redistribute your postcards to all the offices in your branch’s jurisdiction.

Label your postcards not to be delivered until the selected date that you’ve set for delivery.

Communicate your plan for delivery of the postcards with all letter carriers, managers and employees in other crafts (when appropriate).