Quad-City residents once again showed their concern for the less fortunate of our community by their tremendous response to this year’s National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, held Saturday, May 10. For the 22th consecutive year, the simple act of placing canned goods next to mailboxes helped area charities replenish their dwindling food supplies. A final tally of 101,145 pounds of food was collected through this year’s NALC efforts.
This time of year is slow historically in terms of food donations. At the same time, summer closings for local schools mean many children won’t have access to school breakfast and lunch programs. This increased demand will be felt at the pantry level as many households struggle with food insecurity.