On Saturday, May 8, from 2pm to 7 pm, The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service®, will be collecting non-perishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice to help families in need in our community, in its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive (www.usps.com/stampouthunger).
The Letter Carriers food drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Collected food is distributed to local food banks, such as The Pantry of Broward, one of the designated recipients of food donations to be collected by the Margate Post Office, located at 4706 Coconut Creek Parkway. The Margate postal facility last year collected more than 10 tons of food for seniors.
The event entails the public leaving donated food items by their mail box which will then be collected by the letter carriers and taken to the Margate post office. The Pantry of Broward expects more than 20 volunteers to be on hand to sort and pack the food.
The Pantry of Broward is a social service agency that provides food and support services to seniors in need on low incomes and to grandparents raising grandchildren throughout Broward County.
“The amount of food collected will be a tremendous help in allowing us to support and serve our clients. Thank you Margate and thanks to all the letter carriers for generously adding this task to your daily work routine,” exclaimed Penny Loughan, CEO of The Pantry of Broward.
Food drives are encouraged and welcomed by The Pantry of Broward. Needed food items include tuna fish, canned meats and vegetables, peanut butter and jelly as well as packaged macaroni and cheese. For information on how your group can conduct a food drive, please contact Michael Greenstein, Warehouse Manager, (954) 358-1481 ext. 117, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visitwww.thepantryofbroward.org.
The Pantry of Broward, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, serving hundreds of seniors in need on low, fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren every month throughout Broward County. All donations are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.