Saturday marks the 21st anniversary of the NALCs Stamp Out Hunger national food drive.
Each year, on the second Saturday in May, thousands of letter carriers enlist the help of family members, friends, co-workers and managers to participate In the largest one-day food collection drive In America. Last year, letter carriers proudly collected more than 70 million pounds of food.
Today, more than 50 million Americans face hunger - that is one in six. Food banks rely on the donated items from this national drive to help them feed people in their communities each year, especially now, when so many people are in need.
The post office will host its annual food drive this Saturday in Marshalltown. Residents are asked to leave nonperishable items next to their mailboxes before mail carriers arrive. Pictured are local post office workers. Kneeling: Jill Schweinebart; back row, from left: Sharon Rasmussen-Hoover, Marsha Mellows, Sandy McFarland, Luan Mohr and Sandy McRill.
According to Sandy McRill, Marshalltown Food Drive chairman, all you need to do is place your nonperishable items by your mailbox before the letter carriers arrive. They will take It back to the post office where it will be given to the Salvation Army and Emergency Food Box.
Last year, Marshalltown contributed 5,100 pounds of food to this wonderful cause.