Local Letter Carriers Help Stamp Out Hunger

Bella Caggiano
Issue Date: 
May, 2018
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Helping feed the hungry is as easy as mailing a letter...from the comfort of your own home. On Saturday, May 12, letter carriers will be picking up non-perishable food on their routes as part of the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.
On this day, when Norwood residents leave marked bags of non-perishable food by their mailbox in the morning, mail carriers will pick up the packages during their regular route and take them to a central sorting location.
Norwood is one of 10,000 cities and towns across America taking part in the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. The national effort began in 1992 and letter carriers, represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers, postal employees, volunteers, and sponsoring organizations, have delivered 1.4 billion pounds of donated food to regional food banks and local food pantries, including almost 71 million pounds in 2015.
Any donation, large or small is greatly appreciated. So look through your pantry or pick up a few items at the grocery store and place them in a marked bag by the mailbox the morning of Saturday, May 12. Let's beat last year's impressive contributions!