The 30th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive returned this past May (after a brief hiatus due to COVID), providing Americans with an easy way to donate to local communities. Move For Hunger’s network stepped up to participate, transporting nearly 50,000lbs of food donations which provided more than 41,000 meals to residents in need across the country.
One of the nation’s largest one-day food drives, the goal is to provide food banks with donations to help them feed the 42 million food insecure Americans throughout the summer - one of the more difficult seasons for food banks and pantries, especially with school being out.
Residents across the country were asked to leave a bag of nonperishable food donations next to their mailbox on Saturday, May 14th. Their mail carriers would then collect these food donations along their routes, which would then be redistributed to local food banks and pantries.
Eight moving companies in Move For Hunger’s mover network participated in the nationwide food drive by picking up donations from their local post office and delivering them to food banks.
Chipman Relocation Services, NOR-CAL Moving Services, and Gentle Giant Moving Company collectively transported nearly 7,500lbs of donations to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in Concord, California. Chipman Relocation Services provided nearly 2,000lbs, NOR-CAL Moving Services, an agent with Allied Van Lines, provided over 2,200lbs, and Gentle Giants provided nearly 3,300lbs, providing over 6,000 meals to those in need.
Ace Relocation Systems of Los Angeles transported nearly 4,000lbs, equaling over 3,200 meals, to the Community Action Partnership Orange County Food Bank, and Ace Relocation Systems of San Diego transported over 4,000lbs of donations, providing more than 3,300 meals to the San Diego Food Bank.
Hopkins & Sons, based in Delaware, transported nearly 8,000lbs of donations, providing over 6,600 meals to the Food Bank of Delaware.
Last but not least, Palmer Moving Services in Michigan transported a total of 19,000lbs of donations to the Oakland Hope Food Bank! This will provide over 15,800 meals to those in need.
In total, the 30th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected over 600,000lbs of donations and more than $32,000 in donations for America’s food insecure communities. Thanks so much to our movers for being a small, but important part of it by providing 41,000 meals in this nationwide effort!