JANESVILLE (WKOW)-- The National Letter Carrier Food Drive is set for May 8th.
Last year, Americans donated a record 73.4 million pounds of food.
Mail carriers will collect food from mailboxes this year in 10,000 cities and towns across the country. It is the 18th annual NALC National Food Drive to "Stamp Out Hunger."
In north Rock County, there was an increase of 7,579 pounds of food collected – from 55,115 pounds in 2008 to 62,694 in 2009 – an impressive 14% increase.
This year, volunteers are encouraged to sign up to help at the event. You can sign up by calling United Way of North Rock County's Volunteer Network at 757-3058.
Julie Cunningham, Volunteer Network Coordinator says, "We'll need volunteers at the Janesville Post Office for two hour and ½ day shifts to assist postal workers in loading and unloading donated food items. More help is needed this year and it is a fun opportunity for families to do together." Children 12 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer duties for other post offices vary. Call Volunteer Network at 757-3058 for more information.