Every January, even when the holidays are barely past us, we start planning for our largest food drive of the year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on the 2nd Saturday in May.
This year we received over 171,000 pounds of food from you and our other supporters in our two counties. This food drive would not be possible without the hard work of the postal clerks and the rural and city letter carriers who publicize the drive and bring back all of the food. These are our heroes! Their efforts will provide thousands of volunteer opportunities through the summer as our volunteers inspect, sort and box all of the donations. More importantly is that the donations will provide food during the summer to those in need in our community.
A special thanks to SaveMart and Safeway for lending us trailers to pick up the food from several of our post offices. A special thanks to all of the volunteers on Saturday, May 14th including employees from Wells Fargo Bank and Valero Refinery, volunteers from the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center and the United States Air Force volunteers from Travis AFB. These volunteers helped unload the letter carrier trucks and loaded the food into totes and barrels bound for our warehouses. We could never do what we do without our volunteers.
Next time you see a letter carrier, tell them THANK YOU for delivering the mail and caring about others in our community. Our Food Bank could not do what we do without the support of the National Association of Letter Carriers and you our supporters! Together we ARE Stamping Out Hunger!