The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)’s annual food drive is largest one-day food drive in the nation. The NALC effort is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in every part of the country. Residents put out non-perishable food donations on that day, which letter carriers collect as they deliver mail along their postal routes. The food is then taken to local food banks. The food drive has collected more than 1.3 billion pounds of food since the national drive began in 1992. Click here – to learn more about the food drive at the national level.
Here in the Coulee Region three community partners come together to make this Food Drive happen in Western Wisconsin. This year (the 31st year) of the Letter Carriers Food Drive falls on Saturday May 13th. NALC Branch 59, Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO, & the Great Rivers United Way Way join together to ask Coulee Region residents to participate by donating food, volunteering to help – or both.
It’s simple to participate by making a food donation. Leave the food you intend to donate by your mailbox on Saturday morning, May 13, 2023. No glass or opened food items.