Posts Tagged ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

June 5, 2012

ImageThe 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is a wrap.  A grand total of 404,028 pounds of food was collected this year!  Glenn Norton, president of the local NALC, said, “Thanks to United Way for all of your help, and all of our great agencies and their volunteers!  You guys are the best and we could not do it without you.”

The food drive has become a collaborative effort in southern Nevada with the partnership of the letter carriers, Albertson’s, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, ValPak, 22 local pantries, and United Way of Southern Nevada.  The collaboration has been highlighted by Albertson’s parent organization and was replicated this year in southern California.

For a video recap of the drive, click here.  To see how O’Roarke Elementary School students helped out this year, click here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this annual event, which supports our community pantries and the individuals and families they serve!

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NALC Food Drive

May 2, 2012

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive will be held nationally on Saturday, May 12.  Participate by leaving nonperishable food items next to your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up.  Each postal station is partnering with a local pantry for the drive.  The pantry partner will receive all donations picked up by their station’s carriers on May 12.

For the last few years, United Way of Southern Nevada has partnered with 34 local Albertsons stores to expand the reach of the drive.  This year, pantries have also been assigned to a store and will begin collecting donations there on Wednesday, May 2.  Assigned pantries will be able to collect donations through May 12, so please visit your local Albertsons store and donate!  The goal is 500,000 pounds of food, and every contribution is appreciated.