MAPUNAPUNA-(HawaiiNewsNow) They'll not only pick up and delivery your mail on Saturday, but they'll be helping to feed Hawaii's hungry, with your help. Time put some canned goods out by your mailbox, for the 19th Annual Letter Carrier's Food Drive. Ramsay Wharton is live from the Hawaii Food Bank's warehouse in Mapunapuna to tell us more.
The Hawaii chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals bestowed its President's Award a few months ago to Hawaii's mail carriers in recognition of its annual food drive.
The National Association of Letter Carriers' food drive is the nation's largest one-day effort to combat hunger and is held to support the mission of community food banks such as the Hawaii Foodbank. Last year, about 1,000 of Hawaii's mail carriers collected more than 565,000 pounds of food items, led by the 48,000 pounds collected by the Wahiawa Post Office and its Mililani Station carriers. More than 77 million pounds were collected nationwide last year; a total of more than one billion (!) pounds of food has been collected during the campaign's first 18 years.