Everett Volunteers Needed For Annual Letter Carrier Food Drive

May 2, 2014

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Letter carrier food drive

Look for the yellow bag in your mail box next week and consider volunteering to help sort food at Everett collection locations.

Saturday May 10th is the date for the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive. Next week postal workers will be dropping off a yellow bag with your mail. On Saturday fill that bag with non-perishable items and set it next to your mail box. Carriers will pick it up and return it to the main Everett Post Office and Postal Annex where it will be sorted and loaded for delivery to the food bank. If you’d like to help in an additional way, there is still a need for people to help sort the food. Here are the details as provided by United Way of Snohomish County…

Volunteers are needed to join the Letter Carriers to sort the food at four locations, and several volunteer positions are still available at the Everett Annex location. You must sign up online you can’t just show up.  Volunteers can learn more and sign up here.

Here are the shifts for next Saturday…

Everett Main Post Office at 3102 Hoyt     11:30a -2:30p, 2:30p – 4:30p, 4:30p – 6:30p

Everett Postal Annex at 2201 100th Street SW     2:30p – 4:30p, 4:30p – 6:30p

    Everett Main               11:30a-2:30p  
3102 Hoyt Ave.             2:30p-4:30p
Everett, WA, 98201       4:30p-6:30p


Everett Annex
2201 100th St. SW       2:30p-4:30p
Everett, WA, 98204     4:30p-6:30p – See more at: http://www.voaww.org/Get-Involved/Special-EventOne-Time#sthash.lq7snJU0.dpuf
       Everett Main               11:30a-2:30p  
3102 Hoyt Ave.             2:30p-4:30p
Everett, WA, 98201       4:30p-6:30p


Everett Annex
2201 100th St. SW       2:30p-4:30p
Everett, WA, 98204     4:30p-6:30p – See more at: http://www.voaww.org/Get-Involved/Special-EventOne-Time#sthash.lq7snJU0.dpuf

“This is an event that our volunteers look forward to every year. It’s a fun, tangible way to give back to the community,” said Dennis G. Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County.

Yellow collection bags will be left in mailboxes the week of May 5. To participate in the food drive from home, please leave the yellow bag of nonperishable food items at your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up on Saturday, May 10.

“One in seven people in Snohomish County are food insecure, which makes this annual food drive more important than ever,” said Alex Heart, Chief Program Officer for Volunteers of America Western Washington.

Last year, 277,263 pounds of food were collected as part of this event – accounting for half of all food received by Snohomish County food banks for the entire year. Snohomish County food banks rely heavily on the canned goods, dry foods such as pasta and cereal and other non-perishable items that make up the bulk of food donations.

“This is the 22nd year of the Letter Carriers Food Drive, and we’re honored to be part of such an important cause year after year,” said Bob James, President of the Snohomish County Association of Letter Carriers, whose route is in Mountlake Terrace. “Our letter carriers love being able to give back to the community and help neighbors in need.”

Although the food drive is a national event, here in Snohomish County it is organized by National Association of Letter Carriers Local 791, Volunteers of America Western Washington, United Way of Snohomish County and the Snohomish County Labor Council.

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