Rochester letter carriers recently donated $8,000, including a match from The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), to support Channel One Regional Food Bank.
The fundraiser took place as a COVID-safe alternative to their 29th Annual Stamp Out Hunger® food drive.
The local 2019 campaign brought nearly 40,000 lbs of food to the region through donations from the public, while the 2020 campaign was postponed.
Every dollar donated to Channel One provides 3.5 meals, so the letter carriers’ campaign contributed 28,000 meals to the region.
The donation will go towards perishable items that clients consistently request and cannot be donated in a food drive, such as fresh produce and dairy products.