On Saturday, May 11, USPS and the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct the largest single-day food drive in the U.S. The nation’s 175,000 letter carriers will collect food donations left at mailboxes in more than 10,000 communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations, such as pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.
“With more than 50 million Americans living at risk of hunger, food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food assistance,” said PMG Pat Donahoe. “Together, we are helping to address this demand and making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans in communities throughout the nation.”
Other partners of the food drive include the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AARP, Feeding America, Campbell Soup Company, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO, Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, GLS Companies, Publix, Source Direct Plastics, and Valassis.
Examples of non-perishable items that you can donate include peanut butter, canned soups, canned vegetables, boxed cereal, pasta, and rice.