Community service

UFCW joins Food Drive as national sponsor

NALC is pleased to announce that United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) has signed on as a national partner for the 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which will take place in 2016 on its traditional second Saturday in May: Saturday, May 14.

The partnership between UFCW and NALC is a natural one. Working families not only see their letter carrier at least six days a week, they often see their grocery clerk or checker just as frequently. This partnership is perhaps even more appropriate since UFCW represents workers in food-related industries, such as grocery stores and food-processing facilities.

Our food drive is the largest one-day food drive in the United States. In 2015, active and retired letter carriers, along with their family members and friends—not to mention countless volunteers—collected almost 71 million pounds of non-perishable food. These results brought the grand total to more than 1.4 billion pounds since the drive began in 1992.

NALC looks forward to working with UFCW as letter carriers continue to make good on our commitment to use our Food Drive to deliver much needed food to local food banks and food pantries.