Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New record set in Food Drive

Americans donated a record 77.1 million pounds of non-perishable food to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ in their communities this year in the annual Letter Carriers National Food Drive, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) union announced today.

Photo by Dave Reynolds
NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said 77,132,180 pounds of food were collected in the drive and delivered to local food banks, pantries and shelters to help needy families.

The results of the May 8 effort easily eclipsed the previous record, set last year, of 73.4 million pounds.

The 18th annual drive boosted the total donations collected since the drive began in 1993 to more than 1 billion pounds -- 1,059,800,000 pounds.

How did it go in your office? Did you see more food? What would you like to see done differently next year?

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