Mark Your Calendars: National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers is gearing up for its largest annual food drive event in Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu. This vital community effort aims to tackle the pressing issue of food insecurity, particularly among children. Recent reports indicate that 1 in 6 children in Hawaii face hunger. Volunteers are crucial for sorting the mountains of non-perishable food items collected by letter carriers from local residents.

Event Details

Hawaii Island:

  • Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM, with shifts divided into two parts; the second shift from 4-7 PM is most in need of volunteers.
  • Location: Hawaii Island Food Basket, 40 Holomua St, Hilo, HI 96720
  • Special Note: Limited parking is available; carpooling is recommended. Volunteers should wear union or organization shirts and must wear covered shoes.
  • Click HERE to register online.

Maui:

  • Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Location: Maui Food Bank, 310 Hukilike Street, Kahului, HI 96732
  • Special Note: Volunteers must be 16 years or older to participate and must be able to stand, bend, and lift for the entire shift. They must also wear covered shoes.
  • Click HERE to register online.

Oahu:

  • Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location: Hawaii Foodbank, 2611 Kilihau St, Honolulu, HI 96819
  • Special Note: Parking at the Hawaii Foodbank is limited. Additional parking is available at 729 Kakoi Street, the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services Baseyard, from 3 PM to 11 PM (All cars must vacate the parking lot by 11 PM). A shuttle service will transport volunteers from the parking lot to the Hawaii Foodbank. Further details on the shuttle schedule and security will be provided soon. Remember to wear covered shoes. Dinner will be provided for volunteers.
  • Click HERE to register online.

Your involvement helps to “Stamp Out Hunger” and brings us closer to a world where no child has to go to bed hungry. Join us in making a difference in the lives of many and embodying the change you wish to see in the world. Mahalo Nui Loa for your support and participation!