National Letter Carriers Food Drive
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WFTX - Letter carriers in Lee and Collier counties are gearing up for the 21st annual national letter carrier food drive.
The nation’s largest single-day food drive, “Stamp Out Hunger,” will be held on Saturday, May 11.
This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes.
Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies.
Food collected in Collier County will be distributed by Collier Harvest.
All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost.
Food may also be left at Uncle Bob’s storage areas at 3780 Central Ave., 4400 Solomon Blvd., or 6600 Industrial Dr., Fort Myers; 1320 River Rd., North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd., Lehigh Acres.
Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups.
Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 11.
Call 239-455-FOOD for more information on how to volunteer or head to www.nalc.org