National Association of Letter Carriers ‘Stamp Out Hunger Drive’ Provides Meals For Thousands
For over 20 years, the National Association of Letter Carriers have hosted their annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive in the month of May. The letter carriers collect non-perishable food items from the homes they serve, to bolster the food supply of our nation’s food banks that often dwindle during the summer months.
Last year, a number of our movers were generous enough to donate their trucks, boxes and resources to assist in the massive collection effort. For 2013, 14 movers in our network joined forces with their local food bank to stamp out hunger. And the results were amazing…
Over 463,000 lbs. delivered!
These items will provide over 363,800 lifesaving meals to needy families all over the United States.
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The team at Coleman – American, an agent of Allied Van Lines, helped our friends over at Feeding America San Diego for their first NALC “Stamp Out Hunger” drive. Coleman delivered 24,000 lbs. to the food bank, enough to feed over 20,000 people in San Diego county. With so many people going hungry in San Diego, nearly 15% of the population, this food will immediately make a big difference in the lives of the less fortunate.
Food Bank of Northern Nevada- 2,595 lbs. delivered!
Sheeler Moving and Storage in Ventura, CA are seasoned veterans of the NALC Stamp Out Hunger drive. Thanks to their years of experience, they have got their system down to a science, bringing in over 95,000 lbs. for the Food Share Inc. food bank. That’s enough to provide for over 79,000 meals to the less fortunate of Ventura county. We’d like to thank Sheeler Moving and Storage, an agent of Wheaton Van Lines, for their continued involvement in this huge undertaking.
Food Bank of the Virginia Peninsula- 22,961 lbs. delivered!
Down in coastal South Carolina, Smith Dray Line – Charleston, an agent of Atlas Van Lines, and Azalea Moving and Storage, Inc., of Allied Van Lines, teamed up to help out the Lowcountry Food Bank. Together they were able to deliver 57,226 lbs of food between the two companies, enough food items to provide a meal for over 47,000 individuals for the hungry of coastal South Carolina.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina- 36,600 lbs. delivered!
All American Relocation, Nilson Van & Storage – Fayetteville and A+ Moving and Storage tackled the stamp out hunger campaign in southeast North Carolina. Altogether they brought in over 36,600 lbs.. We’d like to extend an extra thank you to Nilson Van & Storage who offered to do a final run at the collection points after the drive had ended, resulting in an additional 1,500 lbs. of food for the food bank.
Second Harvest Heartland- 2,619 lbs. delivered!
This was Hirte Transfer and Storage’s first year taking part in the annual letter carrier’s drive, and they did not disappoint. They brought in 2,619 lbs. of food to the Second Harvest Heartland food bank, enough for 2,180 meals for the less fortunate of the upper midwest. Hirte even setup a collection point at their look food store so the postal carriers could easily drop off food and anyone else who wanted to donate could swing by and drop off a couple cans.
The Food Bank of Delaware- 144,340 lbs. delivered!
Bayshore Movers and Storage, of Allied Van Lines, continues their impressive partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware. Although this was their first year taking part in the drive, they were able to transport the most pounds out of all the participating movers, delivering 144,340 lbs. to the food bank. This is yet another huge effort from our friends at Bayshore, who have been consistently helping the food bank move large amounts of food all year long. Their participation in this drive brought in enough food for 120,280 meals for the hungry of the Delaware which will be a great relief, as 1 in 4 people in the state of Delaware rely on the food bank for assistance.
Roadrunner Food Bank- 26,027 lbs. delivered!
Mooney Movers Inc. stepped up big time to help the postal carriers deliver the donations directly to the Roadrunner Food Bank. When all was said and done, Mooney Movers brought in nearly 14% of all donations for the food bank! They brought in 26,027 lbs. from the two collection post office collection points, delivering enough food to bring in 21,689 meals for the less fortunate of New Mexico.
Treasure Coast Food Bank- 1,313 lbs. delivered!
Down in Florida, Treasure Coast Moving assisted our friends at the Treasure Coast Food Bank for the weekend drive. They helped deliver 1,313 lbs. for their first forray into the Stamp Out Hunger drive, that’s enough for over 1,000 meals for the hungry of Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties.