Letter carriers team up with Roadrunner Food Bank
November 17, 2018 09:26 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Roadrunner Food Bank helps feed 70,000 people across New Mexico every week.
The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal service teamed up with the food bank for the Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday.
"It’s our way of giving it back to the community and our way of the customers showing appreciation of the letter carriers," said Angel Martinez of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Martinez said that postal carriers in Albuquerque spent the day picking up non-perishable food left at customers' mailboxes.
"We get a great response from the community. We get about 170,000 pounds of food," Martinez said.
However, Sonya Warwick told KOB that there’s a shortage of shelf-stable food donations.
"But our nonperishable food donations have struggled to keep up. So this is coming at a critical time as we go into the winter months," Warwick said.
Today's drive yielded 198,370 pounds of food.
The Letter Carriers Food Drive isn’t the only outlet for donations. The food bank accepts donations year round.
Click here for more information on how to donate.
Updated: November 17, 2018 09:26 PM
Created: November 17, 2018 08:34 PM
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