Letter Carriers Food Drive has 25th anniversary

Pick-up is Saturday, May 13
May 11, 2017

The 25th annual Letter Carriers Food Drive will be collecting food for local food banks across Snohomish County on Saturday, May 13.

In support of the Letter Carrier Food Drive, a white bag will be delivered in Snohomish County mailboxes this week. To contribute, place nonperishable food items in the bag or any bag on hand. Then, on May 13, leave the filled bag in or next to your mailbox for a letter carrier to pick it up.

The Edmonds Food Bank at United Methodist Church and the Westgate Chapel Food Bank together serve over 10,000 families per year. The Edmonds Food Bank serves an average of 770 families per month, and Westgate Chapel serves an average of 250 families per month.

Both are a part of the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition, and will receive food from the Letter Carriers Food drive.

One meal equals 1.2 pounds of food. This means that all who donate will provide an average of three meals with their donation.

In Snohomish County, one in seven people don’t have enough food

The Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers Food Drive was started in the early 1990s to support hunger relief across the United States. Letter Carriers partnered with local food banks in all 50 states. Over the past 25 years, the Letter Carriers Food Drive have collected over 1.5 billion pounds of food.

The National Association of Letter Carriers has partnered with Volunteers of America Western Washington, United Way of Snohomish County, Branch 791 and the Snohomish County Labor Council to coordinate the drive to meet this need.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities or make online donations visit www.voaww.org for more information.

 

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