Volunteer opportunity - canned food sorting for Pantries - May 14, 2022

On Saturday, May 14th please support our wonderful letter carriers in their National Letter Carrier "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive event! This event is the largest single-day food drive in the nation and is held annually to help keep food pantries stocked during the summer months when the kids are home from school. At our last event, Foothill Unity Center, Inc. received over 200,000 pounds of food, and we had over 300 volunteers who assisted the letter carriers by unloading, sorting, and packing food at participating local post offices.

 

This event is a great opportunity for both youth and adult volunteers. I’m reaching out to ask for your school’s support to share about our event with students and parents who may want to volunteer with us. We need help with sorting the food donations we receive. Letter carriers and volunteers are crucial to achieving the work Foothill Unity Center, Inc. does in distributing this food to low-income families and the homeless population in twelve communities in the San Gabriel Valley.

 

The five post office locations and their hours of operation for May 14th are included on our volunteer registration page. Please note that shift time slots vary for each post office location, as each operates according to the post office coordinator and site lead.

 

If you are not available to volunteer for this event, please consider donating resources by filling a bag of non-perishable food items and placing it by your mailbox on the day of the event so your local postal service worker can collect it.

 

Thank you for all your support and for being the heart of change in your local communities!

 

Wen Kai Ho

AmeriCorps VIP Fellow

626.358.3486 X-227

Americorp1@foothillunitycenter.org