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Letter Carriers' Food Drive

Letter Carriers' Food Drive

Saturday May 12

The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. This year marks the 26th annual drive, which began in Chicago and continues to succeed thanks to the vision and leadership of NALC Branch 11.

Each year, NALC holds the food drive in May, just months before schools let out for the summer. During the summer time, low-income students that depend on meals provided by their schools rely on food pantries and other services for nutrition. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is aimed to help restock food pantries across the country ahead of the summer months.

On May 12, residents across the Chicagoland area are asked to leave a bag of non-perishable food donations on their doorstep. These donations will be collected by the letter carriers when they make their regular mail deliveries and will be distributed to local food pantries. Last year over 20 unions, labor organizations and labor allies committed to collect food donations at their local halls, supporting the efforts of the drive across the region.

This year, once again, unions are asked to volunteer to support the drive, collect food and promote the drive to their membership. For more information, contact Michael Hartge, Community Engagement Liaison, at Michael.Hartge@uw-mc.org.

The list below is drop off locations for the food drive.

Chicago Federation of Labor – 130 E Randolph, Chicago IL 60601         

Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 - 4550 W Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162

UNITE HERE Local 1 - 218 S Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60604

Mechanics Local 701 - 450 Gundersen Drive, Carol Stream IL 60188

SAG-AFTRA Chicago Office - 1 East Erie, Suite #650, Chicago IL 60611

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters – Chicago Office - 12 E. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters – Lisle Office – 4979 Indiana Avenue Lisle IL, 60532

Unity Center - 3339 S Halsted, Chicago IL, 60608