The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another victim. Okay, it's not a life but it's something that helps the lives of those who need it in our area. Every year on the second Saturday in May, we are encouraged to help fight hunger in our communities.

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This year it falls on Saturday, May 9th when the National Association of Letter Carriers (NACL) and the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association would be having their annual food drive around the country.

This was supposed to be the 28th Annual Letter Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. That's where we are encouraged to leave non-perishable food donations in a bag that you can leave by the mailbox.

This event locally benefits the Broome County Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) and they REALLY need our help this year. This (along with our Food-a-Bago) is one of the biggest events to help them re-stock the shelves.

The sad news is that it's been postponed but the NALC plans on rescheduling the food drive later this year. You can go here to get more information about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Here's the good news: You can still help out CHOW as they continue to help those who are struggling in our community. You can go here to make a safe and secure online donation with Music for the Mission and Townsquare Media.

Because of people like you, we'll continue to make a difference in this area during this difficult time.

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[via National Association of Letter Carriers]