U.S. Postal Service Letter Carriers Delivered in the Fight Against Hunger as Stamp Out Hunger Food Donations Help Feed Needy Families in All 50 States

June 17, 2014 – WASHINGTON — U.S. Postal Service letter carriers collected 72.5 million pounds of food on May 10 from the donations of thousands of communities throughout America for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This represents the 11th consecutive year the event has surpassed 70 million pounds and adds to the more than 1 billion pounds of food collected since the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive began in 1993. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will feed countless families in need. Read more.

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How many people would be ‘out of work’ if USPS eliminates Saturday delivery?

“The loss of jobs resulting from eliminating Saturday mail delivery would not be limited to the private sector, as approximately 80,000 full-time and part-time middle-class postal workers, including rural letter carriers, would find themselves out of work.”

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USPS aims to feed the hungry

College students having trouble balancing tuition costs with the expenses of basic necessities like food, the annual U.S. Postal Service is hosting a food drive Saturday, May 10.

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC), the union of mail delivery people employed by the U.S. Postal Service, hosts the food drive each year to help solve the “need on the street” for food that letter carriers continue to witness on their mail routes, said Pam Donato, the community and membership outreach coordinator for the NALC. “Our food drive, one of the wonderful things about it, is that all the food that’s collected stays local in the community it was collected in,” Donato said. Read more.

31,542 people in Whatcom County on foodstamps

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Thank a postal worker this holiday

Postal workers are giving it their all this holiday season, as cards and packages must be delivered among ice storms, snowstorms and wild temperature drops.

Yet postal workers are still under assault from political slackers in Washington — like House members who want nothing more than to diminish the United States Postal Service to such an extent that it can be bartered off to the highest bidder.
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Posted by John Nichols in The Capital Times