MAILBOX PICKUP FOR FOOD DRIVE.Byline: Daily News
PALMDALE - The National Association of Letter Carriers The National Association of Letter Carriers (or NALC) is a labor union for employees of the United States Postal Service who serve as letter carriers (informally, "mail carriers", "mailmen", or "postmen", although many are now in fact female). and the U.S. States Postal Service postal service, arrangements made by a government for the transmission of letters, packages, and periodicals, and for related services. Early courier systems for government use were organized in the Persian Empire under Cyrus, in the Roman Empire, and in medieval (USPS (1) (Uninterruptible Switching Power Supply) A power supply for a computer that contains its own battery and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) circuitry. See power supply and UPS. ) are holding a nationwide canned food canned food
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On this day, people can place nonperishable food items near their mailbox for their letter carrier to pick up.
The food collected in the southern portion of the Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley will benefit South Antelope Valley Emergency Services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' (SAVES).
The food collected in the northern portion of the Antelope Valley will benefit Grace Resource Center in Lancaster.
The ``Help Stamp Out Hunger'' drive is an annual event for the letter carriers. More than 525 million pounds of food have been collected since the program's inception in 1993. More than 30,000 pounds were collected in Palmdale alone last year.
``This food drive is critical for our food pantry,'' said SAVES coordinator Barbara Shaw. ``What we receive from this drive will allow us to place extra meals in our food packages for the next three to four months.''
Local letter carrier Norris Conic is coordinating the food drive for the USPS in the Antelope Valley.
``The food drive is our way of giving back to the community,'' explained Conic. ``Since we are on the streets of the community each day, we see first-hand the suffering of those who do not have enough to eat.''
Campbell's Soup sponsors the food drive. For more information, contact Norris Conic at the Palmdale Post Office at (661) 266-2514 or SAVES at (661) 267-5191.