May 9 – Hands on Help Needed For the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Update: Start delayed until 3:30pm!
Got some time free this Saturday afternoon?

Come along and help the Western Service Workers Association sort a donation of 16,000 lbs of food!
Two of San Diego’s postal centers are donating the food from this year’s NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.
Volunteers will help sort the food for needy families.
If you need a ride from Pt Loma or Ocean Beach contact us (619) 800 5098 or

Even if you can’t make it Saturday afternoon, please remember to donate via your mail carrier on Saturday morning!

Saturday May 9,  3:30pm

2972 Clay St (map)
San Diego, CA 92113

Bring your reading glasses if you need them – to read the sell by dates on the goods.

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in 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 22 years.

Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved.

The United States Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, AFL-CIO, Feeding America, United Way, Valassis and Valpak Direct Marketing Systems are all supporting this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

To donate, just place a 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 sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

With 49 million people facing hunger every day in America, including nearly 16 million children, this drive is one way you can help those in your own city or town who need help. 

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