Tuesday, May 6, 2014

22nd Annual Letter Carrier's Food Drive

Elk Grove, CA – On Saturday May 10, 2014, the Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS) will have a special delivery of support from local letter carriers. This is the one day of the year that everyone has the opportunity – with the help of letter carriers - to easily donate food to help families in need here in their community. The United States Postal Service Food Drive is the country’s largest one day-collection.

“The Food Drive gives everyone the chance to be part of something bigger than anything we could do alone, said Elk Grove Postmaster Susan Skidmore. “It’s our Postal Service customers who really make a difference.  Customers can leave canned food at their mail box and the letter carrier will pick it up. Every can and package of food collected makes a difference in someone’s life. So together, I know we’ll make a difference with this year’s food drive and do our best to make sure no one goes hungry.”

“The letters carriers do an amazing job to make this food drive successful,” says Marie Jachino, EGFBS Executive Director.  “This time of the year is when we generally see less food donations coming in, so this drive comes at a crucial time.”

Remember the Postal Carrier food drive is Saturday, May 10, the day before another important day, Mothers Day!