Scavello, Boscola Honor National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

Harrisburg – The state Senate today passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) and Senator Lisa Boscola (D-18) recognizing May 9, 2015 as National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive Day in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Marking its 23rd anniversary, the NALC Food Drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. To date, local letter carriers have delivered more than 2.1 million pounds of food to Second Harvest and other member agencies for distribution for families in need, the senators said.

Postal patrons are encouraged to participate by leaving donations by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers, as well as volunteers, will collect nonperishable donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and donations will be delivered to food banks, pantries and shelters that serve the area where the donations are collected.

“An estimated one in seven Americans struggle with hunger. Hunger exists in every community in the nation from urban cities, throughout the suburbs, and across rural America,” said Scavello. “By passing this resolution, we’re asking Pennsylvanians to put nonperishable food in their mailboxes on May 9, and alleviate the pain of hunger.”

“The summer months are a particularly critical time as donations and supplies are low and school lunch programs are suspended until fall, leaving millions of children’s families to search for alternate sources of nutrition,” said Boscola. “On May 9, please think of those in need and help Pennsylvania’s letter carriers make a crucial delivery to local food banks.”

 

CONTACT:     (Sen. Scavello) Christine Zubeck czubeck@pasen.gov (717) 787-6123

(Sen. Boscola)  Steve DeFrank (717) 7874236