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4/27/2005
Help your Letter Carrier Stamp out Hunger in our Community
It is a simple food drive to participate in


When:             Saturday, May 14, 2005

                        The drive will begin in the morning

                       

Where:            Your Mail Box

                       

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is gearing up for their 13th Annual Letter Carriers food drive.  This year’s nation-wide food drive will take place on Saturday May 14.  Last year, letter carriers collected 297,000 pounds of food in the Charlotte region. 

 

It is easy to participate.  Grocery bags donated by Harris Teeter, your neighborhood food market, were inserted in The Charlotte Observer on Wednesday May 11th.  Of course any bag will do.  Next, search your pantry for non-perishable items such as tuna, peanut butter, soup, canned vegetables or canned fruit and fill up your grocery bag.  Then on Saturday, May 14th leave the bag by you mail box and your letter carrier will pick up the donated items. 

 

The product donated will benefit Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.  These organizations are on the front lines everyday trying to end hunger in our community.  Without the Letter Carriers Food Drive these agencies would not be able to stock their shelves and serve their clients during the summer months.

 

Realizing the importance of hunger relief in our area Mayor Pat McCrory has proclaimed May 11th NALC National Food Drive Day.  The proclamation was announced by Councilman John Lassiter during a letter carrier pep rally at the Wachovia Atrium.  Tom Callahan, Charlotte Post Master encouraged the crowd to participate in the food drive and presented Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest with a ceremonial bag of groceries. 

 

Stay tuned to WCNC6, WRFX 99.7 or 96.9 Kat Country for more information on the Letter Carriers Food Drive.