(Tyler, Texas) May 7, 2013 – Help Stamp Out Hunger in East Texas. On Saturday, May 11th, the
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in East Texas will collect food for the East Texas Food
Bank. Now in its 21st year, the annual food drive has grown from a regional to a national effort that
provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.
“Stamp Out Hunger is an easy and convenient way to help those in your community,” said Dennis
Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank. “As one of the biggest food drives of the
year, we encourage you to leave a sack of non‐perishable food by your mailbox to help feed our
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s
largest single‐day food drive benefitting Feeding America food banks across the United States. In
2012, generous Americans donated 70.5 million pounds of food, which marked the ninth consecutive
year that at least 70 million pounds were collected by letter carriers. In East Texas, nearly 78,000
pounds of food was collected by letter carriers.
“The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is important for our local communities because it helps stock food
banks and pantries for summer, a time when there’s an increased need for food assistance, especially
for children who are out of school,” said Fredric V. Rolando, NALC president. “The letter carriers are
committed to supporting the drive by picking up and delivering food donations to local Feeding
America food banks and hunger‐relief organizations in their markets.”
Nick Cannon, multi‐talented entertainer and member of the Feeding America Entertainment Council,
is the national spokesperson for the Stamp Out Hunger food drive for the third year in a row. The
drive particularly hits home for Cannon, who experienced hunger and visited food pantries as a child.
“Feeding America is grateful to all letter carriers and all sponsors who help make the Stamp Out
Hunger food drive possible,” said Bob Aiken, president and CEO of Feeding America. “With one in six
Americans living at risk of hunger, our food banks are stretched thin and providing food assistance to
nearly six million people each week. Food donations are crucial to our goal of a hunger‐free
About the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
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
About East Texas Food Bank
The East Texas Food Bank provided more than 14 million meals, that is more than 16 million pounds of food,
each year to over 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties. Our vision is for a hunger‐free East Texas
and our mission is to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas. The East Texas Food Bank is a member of
Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network. To learn more, please visit www.EastTexasFoodBank.org.
Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/etfoodbank or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/etfoodbank .
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low‐income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the
nation's leading domestic hunger‐relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million
Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more
than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more
information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit
http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on
Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.