As May 10 draws closer, letter carriers in more than 1,200 branches nationwide are full steam ahead preparing themselves for the 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.
According to Mark Montoya, food drive coordinator of NALC Branch 2171, mail carriers of Carbon County are looking to break records this year.
“We are trying to break records this year and surpass our biggest collection of 8,800 pounds,” he said. “I think the residents of Carbon County can do better. We have a goal of 10,000 pounds.”
Mail carriers are asking the community to come together for one day to help break that goal. It is easy to participate. Simply leave non-perishable food that is in a bag near the mailbox on May 10. Then, mail carriers will collect the food and deliver it to the food bank.
“All food collected stays here locally for our local food bank,” Montoya added.