Stamp out hunger with USPS

LIHUE — Mail carriers will be collecting food donations on May 13 for the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.

Residents are urged to place non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes for pickup on May 13 before their usual mail pickup time. Carriers will transport donations to post offices where employees and volunteers will sort the food and deliver it to local food banks. Post offices without residential delivery are collecting items during the days leading up to May 13.

“The NALC Food Drive is a big help because it always results in a lot of canned protein items, which are our most wanted items.” said Malcolm Inamine, Hawaii Foodbank chief administrative officer.

Inamine listed the following as the most desired food donations: canned meats or tuna, canned meals such as chili, stew or spaghetti, canned soups and canned fruits and vegetables.

“Last year we collected more than 262 tons of food in our statewide food drive,” said Adele Yoshikawa, NALC Food Drive spokesperson. “Our goal in Hawaii is to top last year’s totals, but we’ll be happy to collect any amount of food.”

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The Garden Island

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