The largest one-day food drive in the U.S. is happening Saturday, May 12, as mail carriers will be collecting food donations on their mail routes. Working in conjunction with the National Association of Letter Carriers, Shoreline-based Food Lifeline is striving to collect over 500,000 pounds of non-perishable food.
Food Lifeline is recruiting 170 volunteers (age 16 and older) to help move this food from 17 different postal stations around Seattle, Bellevue and Mercer Island. This food drive is only successful with enough volunteer support, so they are hoping you will volunteer along with your friends, family and co-workers.
While the volunteers will be working at King County post office locations, the food collected will benefit our local South Snohomish County food banks, including the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds Food Bank, the Edmonds Senior Center and the Lynnwood Food Bank.
To learn more, visit Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Volunteer Page. Food Lifeline needs to register 100 more volunteers by the end of April, and all volunteers must sign up in advance.