With the new national role, NRLCA will assist NALC and the drive’s other co-sponsors in promoting the volunteer collection of non-perishable food on the second Saturday in May, encourage increased participation by rural carriers in the effort, and help deliver donations to local food banks, pantries and shelters.
NRLCA President Don Cantriel, in advising President Rolando of his union’s action, said the NRLCA was eager to be more involved in helping to fight hunger in America.
Hundreds of NALC branches have already registered to participate in the food drive which stands on the cusp of breaking the 1 billion-pound mark in donations over the history of the 18-year-old humanitarian effort.
Read a history of the Food Drive here.
Photo is of Mesa AZ, City Carrier Bill Spotts, courtesy Dave Reynolds