On May 9, carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America will deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes.
They also will collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers participating in the 17th annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation and probably the world.
The effort resulted in delivery of nearly one billion pounds of donations to community food banks and pantries over the past 16 years.
In 2008, the drive collected 73,113,915 pounds of food for the needy from postal customers. That brought the total for the first 16 years to 909 million pounds.
(All photos, courtesy, Dave Reynolds, Mesa, AZ)