POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE – SATURDAY MAY 14
After a 2-year hiatus, the Post Office Drive is coming back!
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14. NALC’s food drive, which was first held in 1983, helps feed millions of Americans.
The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. In the 30 years since it began, the food drive has collected about 1.82 billion pounds of food for struggling residents.
The need is as great as ever, given the pandemic-caused economic dislocations of the past two years.
HOW TO DONATE FOOD
You simply leave your donation of non-perishable food items next to your mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. People who have questions about making food donations in your area should ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office, or go to https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive,
VOLUNTEERS AT OLG
The event significantly helps us stock the OLG Food Pantry! We currently serve 19 families with 74 recipients in our Parish with the OLG Monthly Hand n Hand Food Drive.
Volunteers are wanted in our Parish on May 14 to help collect food from the Redondo Beach post office, bring the food to OLG, and then organize the food at our Parish Hall. Contact Eileen at [email protected] for more details on how you might be able to help this effort.