BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – April 29, 2022 — United Way of Central Alabama is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers 530 and The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama (CFB) in the 30th Stamp Out Hunger, annual national food drive.
As summer approaches, local food banks are urgently trying to restock the shelves that have dwindled. “At the Community Food Bank, we’re extremely proud to take part in this national food drive,” said Nicole Williams, Interim Executive Director at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. “We are in need of food donations now more than ever, so we’re incredibly grateful for this campaign and the impact it will have on our neighbors facing food insecurity.”
The country’s largest one-day food drive provides residents in central Alabama with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox before the delivery of their mail on Saturday, May 14.
Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes and deliver them to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.
“Letter carriers are a part of every neighborhood in the nation, and we recognize that the need for food assistance in our communities is great,” said NALC Local President Antonia Shields. “The National Association of Letter Carriers encourages everyone to participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, because we believe that together, we can help stamp out hunger in America.”
“Collaborating with the Letter Carriers and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama each year is extremely rewarding for our organization and volunteers,” said Benga Harrison, Director, United Way Hands On. “We are always so moved by the generosity and goodness of all those involved.”
With inflation and supply chain issues affecting the Food Bank’s normal food imports, the organization needs community food donations now more than ever. The CFB is grateful and proud to partner with United Way Hands On to connect people with meaningful volunteer opportunities and ensure several hundreds of volunteers will assist in unloading and loading food into the warehouse on the day of the food drive. This is a collaborative effort that will help provide hundreds of thousands of meals to our neighbors facing hunger.
To sign up to volunteer on May 14th, visit https://uwca.givepulse.com/event/291143-Stamp-Out-Hunger.