CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville members of the National Association of Letter Carriers invite local residents to join them in their 26th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 12.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need.
Citizens simply leave their donations of non-perishable goods in a sturdy bag next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 12. Letter carriers will collect the food as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Donations of canned soup, canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, and packaged pasta, rice or cereal are recommended.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan commended the letter carriers and issued a proclamation to support the food drive.
“These men and women are dedicated to community service, and put in a lot of extra work to make this food drive a success,” Mayor McMillan said. “So let’s all do our part and partake in this special day of giving.”
This year local letter carriers will distribute the food they collect to Loaves and Fishes and Urban Ministries, two well-established food agencies in Clarksville.
"Over the years, the food drive has grown in importance and in impact," said Ray Maki, president of the local NALC branch. "This is something that local letter carriers take seriously, and we appreciate that our community joins in and helps us provide food to people who need it. All the food we collect will remain right here in Clarksville.”
People who have questions about the Clarksville drive should ask their letter carrier, contact their local post office, or go to nalc.org/food; facebook.com/StampOutHunger; or twitter.com/StampOutHunger.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan presented a proclamation in support of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The drive, conducted by local letter carriers, will be Saturday, May 12. Pictured, from left, are local postmaster John C. Greiner, Mayor McMillan, local NALC branch president Ray Maki and Demoia Eatherly, chief steward for local rural letter carriers.
City of Clarksville
Stamp Out Hunger Day
WHEREAS, every year on the second Saturday in May, America’s letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food as part of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which is the nation’s largest one day drive; and
WHEREAS, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is just one example of how letter carriers work to make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Letter carriers deliver mail to every address across the country and because of that they are all too familiar with the reality of hunger; and
WHEREAS, since the first drive was held in 1991, more than 1.5 billion pounds of food have been collected by letter carriers, fellow post mates, retirees, family and friends; and
WHEREAS, the food collected during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive within the City of Clarksville will be donated to our local food pantries to help fight hunger throughout our community; and
WHEREAS, we recognize all letter carriers for their hard work and dedication to their communities. The actions of these men and women across the country is truly noteworthy; and
Now, Therefore, I, Kim McMillan, Mayor of the City of Clarksville, do hereby proclaim May 12th, 2018, as Stamp Out Hunger Day and invite all citizen to partake in this special day of giving.
Sylvia Skinner, City Clerk
Kim McMillan, City Mayor