Monday, June 14, 2010

Food drive totals eclipse previous years

Then 2010 National Letter Carriers Food Drive was a big success.

The national total of 77.1 million pounds of food collected eclipsed last year’s total amount collected of 73.4 million pounds.

This was the 18th year of the one-day national letter carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive across America. More than one billion pounds of food have been given to feed America’s hungry since the letter carriers’ food drive started in 1993.

More than 10,000 communities and Post Offices nationwide participated this year. And this year, rural letter carriers had a bigger hand in helping the effort, thanks to a joint agreement between NALC, NRLCA and USPS.

Now that our annual food drive is over, do you think we should add more days? Or is once a year enough. Or how about every day? Customers could leave food out anytime they want and we would pick it up as we deliver the mail. Or, is it not in our interests to collect food at all.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes to more collections; but I think 4 times a year would be enough.