National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) gearing up for annual food drive

Published 10:30 am Saturday, May 4, 2024

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Get ready to make a difference! The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is gearing up for its annual food drive, scheduled for Saturday, May 11. Since its inception in 1993, NALC’s food drive has played a crucial role in assisting families grappling with food insecurity by providing essential support to the LaGrange Interfaith Food Closet.

In Troup County, the food insecurity rate was 12.8% in 2023, affecting 8,900 residents, spanning across generations from children to seniors. LaGrange Interfaith Food Closet has been helping local residents since 1983.

Residents can seamlessly participate by placing non-perishable food items beside their mailboxes on Saturday, May 11. As letter carriers traverse their postal routes, they’ll scoop up these donations, channeling them toward the LaGrange Interfaith Food Closet.

This initiative couldn’t come at a more critical time. With food banks and pantries still reeling from the winter crunch and the impending summer break sidelining school meal programs, community support is indispensable. As we navigate this year, the importance of community support remains paramount, especially with the ongoing high demand for food assistance.

Every contribution counts, making a tangible difference in the lives of local families.

NALC’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was first held in 1983 to help feed millions of Americans. Today, 10,000 cities and towns in all so states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam participate. It is the country’s largest one-day food drive, providing residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. In the 41 years since it began, the food drive has collected about 1.82 billion pounds of food for struggling residents. For those seeking further details about the drive in their vicinity, reaching out to their letter carrier, local post office, or visiting, is advised.