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Postal Workers Accept 2,000 Food Items for PSJ Food Bank

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Port St. Joe Community Resource Center accepted non-perishable food that had been collected by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) as part of the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Officials reported they received 2,003 items, which will be distributed to needy clients through its Food Pantry program.

About the Community Resource Center
The Community Resource Center is a partnership between the Christian Community Development Fund, Gulf Coast Workforce Board and the Washington Improvement Group Community Advisory Council.

Located in North Port St. Joe, the Community Resource Center (CRC) services include:

  • Employment and re-employment assistance
  • Emergency assistance
  • Food distribution to the needy
  • Referrals to other community services including the Home Repair Program

About the NALC Food Drive
Every spring, the NALC holds its food drive to benefit food banks and other similar charities. 

The NALC held its first Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 15, 1993, when 220 NALC branches participated and collected 11 million pounds of food. Since then, every year on the second Saturday of May, letter carriers have continued this tradition.

Nearly 1,500 NALC branches participate in the food drive in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the largest one-day food drive in the world, NALC said.

For more information, contact Gulf Coast Workforce Board at 850-913-3285.