Comstock Park, Mich. — Grand Rapids postal workers will collect more than mail when they pick up food for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank this weekend.
The food drive is scheduled for May 11, and it is through the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).
Last year, NALC collected more than 192,000 pounds of food for the food bank, and this year, they hope to top 200,000 pounds. The seven branches in Grand Rapids will collect food exclusively for Feeding America West Michigan, and it will supplement the food bank’s distribution for the next ten months.
The CEO of Feeding America West Michigan encourages people to look out for a “Stamp Out Hunger” grocery bag in the mail, fill it with non-perishable foods, and leave it by the mailbox for a letter carrier to pick up.
The food drive organizers will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Northeast Post Office Branch on 3 Mile Road.