United Way and Letter Carriers Will Collect Food

United Way and Letter Carriers Will Collect Food

The National Association of Letter Carriers is gearing up for this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Goldsboro’s letter carriers are partnering with United Way of Wayne County as they have in the past to hold the local food drive.

Stamp Out Hunger is a national, coordinated effort by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help fight hunger in America and happens in spring as most pantries start running out of donations received from the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday period. This year’s food drive will be distributed to organizations in Wayne County including The Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro, HGDC Community Crisis Center, The Salvation Army, The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Pete Norris Ministries, and Hydrant Church. This year’s goal is to collect 15,000 pounds of food.

Several days before the food drive, residents who live in zip codes 27530, 27531, 27532, 27533, and 27534 will receive a postcard reminder of the food drive as well as a plastic bag to put the non-perishable food donations in. Residents can place the bags with donations in their mailboxes on May 14 to be collected by the letter carriers and brought back to the post office to be sorted and distributed to participating local agencies. 

Residents who are not able to leave their donations on May 14 or are living outside of the aforementioned zip codes may take them to either the Berkley Station Post Office or the Downtown Post Office on William Street, where bins will be placed in the lobbies of both Post Offices. The letter carriers request only unexpired canned, boxed, or bagged non-perishable items.

Residents may also contribute their time as volunteers on  Saturday, May 14, and assist in loading and unloading the collected items to the designated agencies. Interested parties may contact Pilar Parks for details about volunteering, and for other information about Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive by calling United Way of Wayne County at (919) 735-3591 or emailing [email protected].