FRAMINGHAM – What if I told you, you could be part of something special. I mean, REALLY special, and it would take almost no effort.
This Saturday, May 11, place non-perishable food in a bag by your mailbox and your U.S. Postal Service letter carrier will pick up the food, and bring it back to the post office, where it will be distributed to local food pantries.
Every year, the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, along with several other partners take part in the nations largest 1-day food drive.
This year, the post office has 5 food pantries from Framingham and Natick, who are anxiously waiting for Sunday morning to pick up the tens of thousands of pounds of food, the letter carriers will collect.
Over the past 2 decades, the letter carrier have collected millions of pounds of food from across the country.
Letter carriers deliver to every home 6-7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, and they see first hand the need for this food drive
Food Pantries count on this food drive to get them through the spring, said Framingham Post Office letter carrier Bill Lynch, who delivers in Natick.
Donations typically drop this time of year and they really need your help, said Lynch, a Framingham resident.
“Every can of food helps. There is no such thing as too little. So grab a bag and go through your cupboards and really let your Letter Carrier have it,” said Lynch.