Campaña recogido de alimentos

For the 15th straight year, the United States Postal Service and their dedicated staff of postal letter carriers will collect canned food. Tomorrow, May 12th, if you wish to participate, place non-perishable food near your mailbox. Postal employees will collect the non-perishable food items and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters throughout the island. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) food drive, is the world's largest annual single-day food drive.

"Since the drive began in 1993, postal customers have been extremely generous by donating more than three-quarters of a billion pounds of food," said Postmaster General John E. Potter. "We're looking forward to the most successful food drive ever this year."

An estimated 35 million people are at risk of hunger in America, including 12 million children. In late spring, most food banks begin running out of donations received during the holiday period. This drive is one way people can join the U.S. Postal Service to help stamp out hunger right in their own community.

Postal customers are asked to place bags of non-perishable food items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12. The letter carrier will do the rest, taking the food to the post office where it is sorted and delivered to an area food bank or pantry.