The largest one-day food drive in the county!
For more than 20 years, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has conducted an annual nationwide food drive on the second Saturday in May. Using the unparalleled postal networks, letter carriers collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is held in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Among the many local volunteer groups that will help are the United Way, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, National Guard units, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boy/Girl Scouts, various student groups, Rotary Clubs and AARP groups. “Many people in this country struggle with hunger every day,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We are honored to be able to help people in need by leading an effort that brings out the best in so many Americans. Six days a week, letter carriers see first-hand the needs in the communities where we work, and we’re committed to helping meet those needs.” For more than a decade, the drive has annually collected more than 70 million pounds of food. Over the course of its history, the food drive has collected 1.4 billion pounds of food to help feed our neighbors.
In partnership with the local Letter Carriers #2905, Rural Carriers, Casa de Peregrinos and Roadrunner Food Bank, we are taking Stamp Out Hunger a step further and launching a Dona Ana County-wide Food Drive beginning Monday, April 18th 2016 with various drop-off locations (see below). The drive will end on Saturday, May 14 which is the main collection date for Stamp Out Hunger.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help on on May 14 from Noon-5pm!
If you are interested, please email Sara Velo at email@example.com or give us a call at the United Way office at (575)524-7561.
You may drop off any of your non-perishable food items of any of the locations below:
Center for Career and Student Success at the Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Campus in the Student Resources Buildling- DASR 104 (2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.)
Center for Career and Student Success at the Dona Ana Community College Central Campus in the Main Building- DAMA 115 (3400 S. Espina)
Ruby Tuesday at 2611 N. Telshor
United Way of Southwest New Mexico at 1401 S. Don Roser Drive in Suite A2
Washington Federal at 1800 S. Telshor Blvd.
WestStar Bank at 555 S. Telshor Blvd.