Starting on Saturday, May 11, United Way volunteers teamed up with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to collect food donations in order to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger. The Stamp Out Hunger partnership is a nationwide effort which provides food to local food banks and nonprofit agencies that rely heavily on donations. With more than 50 million Americans living at risk of hunger, food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency assistance.
Last weekend was just the beginning! All week long, volunteers have continued to lend a helping hand at the sorting center working to unload trucks, sort food and repackage it for delivery to pantries and UWGLA partner agencies. So far, 16 different post offices (that’s half of the L.A. area) have participated, 300,000 pounds of food have been collected, 8 semi-trucks have been filled and 600 volunteers have come out to help!
This progress is amazing, but there is still more work to do. This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are all important days for sorting. To sign up for a volunteer shift (8am-12pm or 12pm-4pm), please visit http://laborcommunityservicesla.org/ or contact Margarita Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 985-1987.
We look forward to seeing you there!