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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Check Your Mailbox for Letter Carriers Food Drive Information, And Consider Helping
The Altadena branch of the U.S. Post office delivered bags to every house in Altadena to be filled with non-expired non-perishable food items. The bags will be picked up by your letter carrier this Saturday May 13.
Every post office in the United States is taking part in this program.
As letter carriers are keenly aware, too many of our customers live in challenging situations, uncertain of where their next meal will come.
“We deliver to every address in America at least six days a week,” Rolando said, “and because we’re such a consistent and familiar presence in neighborhoods, we’re all too familiar with the unfortunate reality of ongoing hunger.”
Over the last 24 national food drives, letter carriers have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, helped by untold thousands of fellow postal employees, retired letter carriers, family members and friends. The food is then distributed to local food pantries within the same communities where it was collected.