National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive

On May 9, thousands of carriers and other employees in more than 10,000 cities and towns collected, processed, and delivered non-perishable food donated by customers. More than 130 million postcards were mailed to publicize the event — the world’s largest annual one-day food drive. The drive collected 73.4 million pounds, which will help some 35.5 million people, including 12 million children, who face hunger every day. Now in its 17th year, the drive has provided nearly 1 billion pounds of food. Other supporters include Campbell Soup Company, Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Valassis, Feeding America (formerly known as America’s Second Harvest), the United Way of America and local affiliates, the AFL-CIO, and cartoonist Bill Keane, who provides special Family Circus artwork for the promotion.

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