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AARP Foundation's 'Drive to End Hunger' Initiative Is a National Sponsor of the National Association of Letter Carriers' Food Drive

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AMERICA'S LARGEST ONE-DAY FOOD-DRIVE IS ON SATURDAY, MAY 10TH:  LETTER-CARRIERS IN THOUSANDS OF COMMUNITIES, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WILL ONCE AGAIN PICK UP BAGS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD LEFT FOR COLLECTION AT THE MAILBOXES ON THEIR USUAL ROUTES--AND THEN DELIVER THOSE DONATIONS TO LOCAL FOOD-BANKS AND -PANTRIES.  LISA MARSH RYERSON IS THE PRESIDENT OF A-A-R-P FOUNDATION--WHOSE "DRIVE TO END HUNGER"-INITIATIVE IS ONE OF THE NATIONAL SPONSORS OF THE 22ND-ANNUAL NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER-CARRIERS' FOOD-DRIVE...

(RYERSON):
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RIGHT NOW, 49-MILLION AMERICANS ARE AT RISK OF HUNGER--INCLUDING, ACCORDING TO OUR RESEARCH, NEARLY NINE-MILLION OLDER ADULTS.  LAST YEAR, LETTER-CARRIERS COLLECTED MORE THAN 74-MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD.  AND, ON SATURDAY, MAY 10TH--WITH THE HELP OF THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS--LETTER-CARRIERS WILL AGAIN DO WHAT THEY CAN, TO HELP ALL AMERICANS.  LETTER-CARRIERS DELIVER MAIL, SIX DAYS A WEEK, TO EVERY ADDRESS IN AMERICA.  AND, FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, LETTER-CARRIERS HAVE USED THE POSTAL SERVICE'S UNIVERSAL-DELIVERY NETWORK AS AN INDISPENSABLE TOOL, IN HELPING TO STAMP OUT HUNGER."

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THE FOOD-DRIVE TAKES PLACE ON THE SECOND SATURDAY IN MAY, EACH YEAR.  AND, THIS YEAR, THAT'S SATURDAY, MAY 10TH.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT "N-A-L-C"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"FOOD".



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