McLennan County letter carriers will be joining forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers on Saturday for the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
This comes as part of the 26th annual “Stamp-Out Hunger” food drive, which assists millions of families in the United States struggling to put food on their tables.
In the Waco-McLennan County area, letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help people served by Caritas of Waco, the Salvation Army and Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry. This drive is one way people can assist those in their own city who need help.
This year, Wal-mart is partnering with “Stamp-Out Hunger” by providing paper bags letter carriers will leave at each mailbox prior to May 12, and which can be used for food donations.
Households are encouraged to place non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, canned meats, pasta/sauces, rice, cereal, peanut butter, dry beans, rice, macaroni & cheese, baby food, etc., in bags and leave them next to their mailbox prior to their regular mail delivery time on Saturday, May 12.
Letter carriers will then collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and will provide them to Caritas, the Salvation Army and Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry for distribution to people in need.
Letter carriers in the Waco-McLennan County area have collected over 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food in the past, which makes this drive one of the largest food collection efforts in the community.
Source: Caritas of Waco