Reminder: Volunteers needed for Letter Carriers Food Drive May 14

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Screenshot (288)Volunteers are needed for the Letter Carriers Food Drive next month.

On Saturday, May 14, letter carriers all over Snohomish County will pick up community members’ food donations and bring them to post offices. There, volunteers will sort and pack the food to go to local food banks.

Volunteers are needed to join the Letter Carriers to sort the food at four post offices – two in Everett, one in Edmonds and one in Lynnwood. Volunteers can learn more and sign up at t.uwsc.org/fooddrivevolunteer.

Yellow collection bags will be left in mailboxes the week of May 9. To participate in the food drive from home, please leave the yellow bag of nonperishable food items at your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up on Saturday, May 14.

“This is the 24th year of the Letter Carriers Food Drive, and we look forward to this event every year,” said Chris Kelly, Letter Carrier Branch 791 Delegate. “Every year this is a much needed event in Snohomish County. It is so easy for the letter carriers to pick up the food and it is a great way we can give back to the community.”

Several shifts are available for volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers should be prepared to work rain or shine. A barbecue dinner and snacks will be provided to volunteers.

Last year, 259,822 pounds of food was collected for this event, providing 202,985 meals, and accounting for half of all food received by Snohomish County food banks for the entire year.

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