Letter Carriers’ Food Drive
Every fall/early winter the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Rural Letter Carriers Association join forces with the United States Postal Service to host a food drive for the benefit of Roadrunner Food Bank.
In Albuquerque, letter carriers deliver a flier to each metro area home reminding the community about the food drive. The Albuquerque Journal also inserts a paper bag into every Journal a few days prior to the food drive encouraging the community to leave out a non-perishable food donation.
The Saturday before Thanksgiving, letter carriers in the metro area pick up food donations left near mailboxes or community mailboxes. Post office box customers are encouraged to bring their food donation to the post office the week of the drive.
Volunteers are also needed at 11 post office substations in the afternoon to help unload food from letter carrier vehicles and to begin sorting the food. Call 349.8825 to register for a post office location.
To sign up for an available volunteer opportunity, register online here.
The 2014 Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will take place on Saturday, November 22 in Albuquerque.