22nd Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive: as close as your mailbox!


by New Day Producers


Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 9:08 AM

The 22nd Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place this Saturday, May 10th. It is a nationwide effort aimed at helping stock shelves at food banks across the country including here in Western Washington. Locally, the Letter Carriers Union is teaming up with the United Way of Snohomish County, Food Lifeline, and Volunteers of America Western Washington.

Leann Geiger, Senior Director of Basic Needs for Volunteers of America, and Jo Ann Pyle, from the National Association of Letter Carriers joined host Margaret Larson on the show today with more.

To get involved yourself, look for a special plastic bag to appear in your mailbox, then fill it and place it at your mailbox for pickup on Saturday. If you have a car, boat, or other vehicle you want to part with, consider donating it to Volunteers of America's Car for VOA program. All the money raised through this program stays right here in our area. You're also encouraged to donate to any of the non-profits we mentioned on "Give Big" Day tomorrow (Tuesday, May 6). Your donation of up to $5,000 will be matched by the Seattle Foundation.

Click here to watch a brief public service announcement about the Letter Carriers Food Drive.

Click here to watch a longer video explaining the food drive and the many ways you can help your community by donating.

Connect with Volunteers of America:

Twitter: @VOAWW

Facebook: Volunteers of America Western Washington

Connect with United Way of Snohomish County:

Twitter: @UnitedWaySnoCo

Facebook: United Way of Snohomish County

Connect with Food Lifeline:

Twitter: @FoodLifeline

Facebook: Food Lifeline

Connect with the National Association of Letter Carriers:

Twitter: @NALC_National

Facebook: National Association of Letter Carriers