Island Harvest Food Bank recently received $24,000 from the National Association of Letter Carriers, which included $12,000 from NALC Branch 6000, which represents letter carriers in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Funding will be used to support Island Harvest Food Bank’s food collection and distribution efforts on Long Island.
The NALC has a longstanding commitment to supporting Island Harvest Food Bank and food banks across the country through its annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign.
Established in 1992, Stamp Out Hunger encourages postal customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Island, and Guam, to leave nonperishable food items by their mailbox for pickup by their local letter carriers.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NALC has suspended the Stamp Out Hunger collection event for the last two years, typically held on the second Saturday in May.
“We are thankful for the generosity of the NALC, its leadership, and members for their continued support of hunger-relief efforts on Long Island and across the country,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president & CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank. “Thanks to their efforts, we can provide much-needed food support for your neighbors struggling to put food on their tables.”