Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in Madison and more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 25 years.
Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in the post office and deliver them to Christian Cooperative Ministry. To donate, just place a bag, box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.
With thousands of people facing hunger every day in Madison and Davidson county including hundreds of children, this drive is one way you can help those in your own city.
Other ways to help, we love to have volunteers. Come by or give us a call to let us know when you can donate a few hours. We do ask, please do not leave clothing or food outside our building.Thank you for your support of our mission, Feeding people changing lives.