By the National Association of Letter Carriers Local Branch 373:
The National Association of Letter Carriers in the Iowa City area marked the 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in our area collected 15,348 pounds of food: just over 7.5 tons. This amazing amount of food will go a long way to help The Crisis Center fight food insecurity in Johnson County.
The NALC Local Branch 373, The Crisis Center of Johnson County, the United States Postal Service (USPS), the Rural Letter Carriers Association, American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and all of our other sponsors would like to thank everyone in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, the wider Johnson County community who helped contribute to making this year’s food drive so successful.
In addition the sponsors would like to thank the amazing volunteers who help make this drive possible, in particular, we wish to thank; The Crisis Center Food Bank volunteers, the Girl Scouts of Troops 5329 and 5652, St. Marks United Methodist Church Youth Group, AFSME 12, and the retired letter carriers that aid in collecting food.
“The NALC Branch 373 and all of the Iowa City and Coralville City Letter Carriers would also especially like to thank all of the volunteers that helped collect and sort food on Saturday, May 12th.We hope that everyone remembers that food insecurity is an ongoing need and that we will undoubtedly need help again with next year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
on Saturday, May 11th, 2019, either as a volunteer or simply by donating food to this worthy cause that many letter carriers consider so important to our community. Thank you again to our entire community from NALC Branch 373, The Crisis Center and all of our sponsors we could not have done it without all of your help and support.”
— Ben Kayser, NALC Branch 373