Mail carriers work to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ in annual food drive

Mail carriers work to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ in annual food drive
Volunteers and post office employees came together for the food drive Saturday. (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Mail carriers in Hawaii and across the nation had some extra weight in their route Saturday.

They took part in the 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Food Drive. Mailmen and women picked up donations along their mail routes in support of the goal to ‘Stamp Out Hunger.’

Carriers spent the day collecting those bags full of food donations which will be sent to the Hawaii Foodbank.

Residents were given blue bags in the mail with the option to donate. And new this year, monetary donations were also accepted.

“We can accept cash and check donations. And they’re converted into poundage. So for example, $1 is equivalent to 3.16 pounds of food. A $20 donation would be equivalent to almost 60 pounds of food that could feed three to five families,” Adele Yoshikawa, NALC Food Drive Spokeswoman said.

Organizers say this is one of the largest single-day food drives in the nation.

If you want to help or might have missed Saturday’s drive, mail carriers will continue to accept donations in the coming days.

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