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‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive virtual again for 2021

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - For the second consecutive year, postal workers will not be collecting food donations at the mailbox. Instead, the union is asking Americans to connect with a local food bank online.

Traditionally, customers are asked to place non-perishable food items at their mailbox on the second Saturday in May -- which is May 8 this year.

But that has been placed on hold due to concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak.

The US Postal Service and its unions are instead directing those who wish to help to an online site: nalc.org/food.

There, individuals can see a wide array of area organizations helping to feed those in need.

“Our help is now needed as much, or more so, than ever,” National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando said in announcing what is being called the "Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive."

Rolando emphasized that the union “is committed to conducting the food drive when it is safe to do so.”

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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