The 22nd Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is coming up on Saturday, May 10. Residents throughout Catawba County are asked to place bags of non-perishable food items by their mailboxes next Saturday for letter carrier pick-up.
Non-perishable items include: canned soup; canned meats & fish; canned vegetables, fruits & juices; boxed goods (such as cereal); pasta and rice
The items collected will be sorted by volunteers and then distributed to agencies that offer help to local needy families including: The Salvation Army, the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, the Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, the Mt. Pisgah Food Pantry, Shekinah Food Ministries and the Hopewell United Methodist Church Food Bank.
Over 27,000 pounds of food was collected locally last year.
The NALC’s partners this year are the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, Valpak, United Way Worldwide, Campbell’s, the AFL-CIO, the U.S. Postal Service, Feeding America, Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, the AARP and its “Drive to End Hunger” campaign, GLS Companies, Source Direct Plastics and Publix.