Gearing up

Indianapolis Letter Carrier Paul Connor and volunteer Norm Metzler stack food donations during last year’s Stamp Out Hunger drive.

Postal Service employees across the nation are gearing up for this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which will be held Saturday, May 14.

The annual event allows USPS employees to collect food donations from customers. The donations are then distributed to local food banks.

The National Association of Letter Carriers and the Postal Service sponsor the drive, which is the nation’s largest one-day campaign to collect food for those in need. More than 1.4 billion pounds of food have been collected since the drive began 24 years ago.

Chief Operating Officer David Williams is encouraging everyone to participate.

“With the leadership and support of our managers and employees, we will increase donations and make this year’s food drive the best yet,” Williams said.

The Stamp Out Hunger site has more information.