Letter carriers prepare for annual food drive May 8

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Albert Lea Branch 718 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, along with the rural carriers, will participate once again in the 18th annual NALC Food Drive on Saturday, May 8. This is the 16th year the Albert Lea branch has taken an active role in this food drive, the largest one-day food drive in the nation.  

Carriers collected a record 73.4 million pounds of food in last year’s drive. Albert Lea carriers collected a local record of 16,709 pounds last year.

The city and rural carriers will collect food at or by your mailbox during the normal delivery of mail on May 8. The collected food will be weighed at the post office and immediately released to the Albert Lea food shelves for distribution.

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Residents are asked to leave nonperishable food items near their mailboxes that day.