Employees help Stamp Out Hunger

By Wendy Ladd

Employees partnered with Island Harvest Food Bank, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the United States Postal Service (USPS) to announce the 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

The Stamp Out Hunger campaign is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Postal carriers across the country collected nonperishable food items donated by generous homeowners. On Long Island, all food collected will help Island Harvest Food Bank to provide supplemental food support to the more than 316,000 Long Islanders who are at risk of hunger and food insecurity.

At the Island Harvest kick-off event a father of six thanked the organization for helping to feed his children while he was out of work. Children make up almost half of the population who go hungry everyday on Long Island.

“Our employees are truly committed to giving back to our communities and care about our neighbors,” said Keith Rooney, Director of Customer and Community Management at National Grid. “No one should have to go to bed hungry, The Stamp Out Hunger Campaign offers us a great opportunity to help those who need it across Long Island and in the Rockaways.”

Our employees donated food and were also on-site at Island Harvest to help sort the food collected.

If you still want to participate you can donate food to Island Harvest year round.

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