Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 24 years. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.
This year the Spearfish Letter Carriers collected a total of 7,000 pounds of food to the Spearfish Community Food Pantry.
The Pantry would like to send out a huge thank you to the carriers for this wonderful donation. Donations small and large are what helps us feed those that are hungry and allows us to keep our doors open. Thanks you to all those that donated.