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Congressman Reyes Urges El Paso to Help 'Stamp Out Hunger'

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) is asking the El Paso community to join him in a nationwide effort to fight hunger by participating in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) food drive on Saturday May 12, 2012. Postal customers can participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive by leaving a bag of non-perishable food items by their mailbox, and the letter carriers will pick it up and deliver it to a local food bank.

"One in every four El Pasoans suffer from food insecurity and often they don't know where their next meal will come from," said Congressman Reyes. "El Pasoans have the opportunity to help thousands of local families struggling to put food on the table by simply leaving a bag of non-perishable food by their mailbox and letting the mail carriers take care of the rest. I encourage all El Pasoans to participate in this cause. I will be putting out not one, but two bags of non-perishable food items next to my mailbox this Saturday."

About the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation's largest single-day food drive benefiting Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. In 2011, generous Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food, which marked the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected by letter carriers. For more information please click on the following link: http://www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive/

About the National Association of Letter Carriers

The National Association of Letter Carriers is the union of city delivery letter carriers working for the United States Postal Service founded in 1889. Today, the NALC maintains its tradition as a vibrant union of over 300,000 members in all 50 states and other U.S. jurisdictions. For more information, visit http://nalc.org/commun/foodrive/index.html.


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