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Special Events at Second Harvest Food Bank:
National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive
Saturday, May 10th
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 10, 2014, by collecting non-perishable food donations from their regular postal routes and delivering them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania and its network of member agencies for distribution to area families in need in six counties. Letter Carriers will be aided by volunteers from Teamsters Local #773, the Rutgers Alumni Club of the Lehigh Valley, Keenan House, and the Northampton County Probation Department for this one day food drive event, the largest in the nation.
To participate in Stamp Out Hunger, postal customers should their leave factory-sealed, non-perishable food items in a visible place by their mailboxes before their regular delivery on Saturday, May 10th. Donations should be in a sturdy, clearly-marked bag so Letter Carriers know to collect it. Truck drivers from the Postal Service and Teamsters Local #773 will then make a special delivery of the donations to Second Harvest Food Bank or one of its local member agencies, where it will be inspected and sorted for distribution to where it is so desperately needed.
Second Harvest is currently in need of non-perishable items including cereal, peanut butter, pasta, rice, tuna, and canned soup, fruits, or vegetables. Non-food items such as diapers and personal care items like shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant can also be donated. For the safety of the Letter Carriers and volunteers, please do not donate items in glass containers. Postal customers should receive a post card or specially marked paper bag announcing their area’s participation. If residents are unsure whether or not their Letter Carrier is participating, they should contact their local Post Office.
Last year, Letter Carriers delivered more than 330,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest and its member agencies. It is expected that this year’s food drive will put the total collection to more than two million pounds donated those in need in the Lehigh Valley. Donations provide a critical boost for Second Harvest in the summer months, a time when supplies are low and school breakfast and lunch programs are not available for area youth.
Lehigh Valley Alumni Clubs
Food Drive Challenge!
Are you a member of an alumni club in the Lehigh Valley?
Join us in our Lehigh Valley Alumni Clubs Food Drive Challenge!
During the months of March and April, collect donations, either individually or as a group, for Second Harvest Food Bank. We'll keep a running tally and then at the end of April, we'll declare a winning club!
Donations can be dropped off:
Monday-Thursday 7:00AM-2:30PM or
2045 Harvest Way
Allentown, PA 18104
For a wish list of our most needed food drive items, click here.
And remember, we can take monetary donations too! For every $1 we receive, we are able to distribute 9 pounds of food. So every $1 your club contributes = 9 pounds for the competition!
Donate online here or mail a check made payable to "Second Harvest Food Bank" to the address above. Be sure to indicate to which club you would like your donation credited.
For more information, to sign up your club, or to join the our list for email updates on the competition, contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-434-0875.
After the competition, join us for happy hour at our
Food Drive Challenge Wrap Up Event!
Wednesday, May 14th
Buffalo Wild Wings
1225 Grape Street, Whitehall PA 18052
Print and bring this ticket with you and 10% of your total bill will be donated to Second Harvest! The promotion runs all day so feel free to share with your friends and family.
2014 Winning Club - Notre Dame University
For information about organizing your own food or fund drive event, click here.