Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday, May 12th

Simply leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox on Saturday, May 12th and a union letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to local food pantries. You can also volunteer, details are below. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka backs the drive and asked the labor federation's affiliates, state federations and central labor councils to join the union letter carriers in promoting and conducting the event."With America still reeling with devastating unemployment, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive comes at a critical time," he said. "With the support of unions all across America, the NALC can set a record in collections, helping those who have lost their jobs in this economy and the millions more facing economic uncertainty."

The Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is asking for local unions to supply volunteers to sort, collect and distribute food items both on May 12th thru May 16th, as collection efforts are expected to yield thousands of pounds of food. Food will be sorted at 60 Heartland Blvd in Brentwood. Please contact James Egan at (631) 454-2330 ext. 117 to volunteer. This volunteer effort is a good thing to do with your kids. Make sure to wear your Local 66 shirts. Expect to get a little dirty.