Making a difference, one bag at a time
For more than 20 years, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has conducted an annual nationwide food drive on the second Saturday in May. Using the unparalleled postal networks, letter carriers collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
This food drive is the largest one-day food drive in the United States. Just place a bag (or bags) of non-perishable food items by your mailbox before your regular mail pickup on Saturday, May 12, and your letter carrier will do the rest. And all food remains in the community from which it was collected, to help stock local food pantries and other food charities.
For more than a decade, the drive has annually collected more than 70 million pounds of food. Over the course of its history, the food drive has collected 1.4 billion pounds of food to help feed our neighbors.
Suggested donations include:
- Canned meats such as tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey and ham
- Canned chunky soups and stews
- Canned beans, fruits and vegetables
- New, unopened plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly
- Dry goods such as cereal, rice and coffee
Feeding South Florida is in need of volunteers to assist at 7 post offices on Saturday, May 12th.