Actor Edward James Olmos of “Miami Vice” and “Battlestar Galactica” fame discusses the Stamp Out Hunger food drive in a new video.
“You can help in the fight against hunger — and it’s easy,” Olmos says in the 30-second spot, which also features four USPS letter carriers from California: Carolyn Zorn (Pasadena), Paul Jeffrey (Encino), Jasmin Correa (Palmdale) and David San Augustine (Canoga Park).
The annual drive allows USPS employees to collect food donations from customers. The donations are then distributed to local food banks.
This year’s drive will be held Saturday, May 14.
Now in its 24th year, Stamp Out Hunger has collected 1.4 billion pounds of food, including more than 70 million pounds last year.
The drive is sponsored by the Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which produced the video. A longer version of the segment and a Spanish-language edition are available on the NALC site.
The Stamp Out Hunger site has more information.