The National Association of Letter Carriers’ food drive is upon us again. Collier County residents will participate for the 22nd year in a row. Collier Harvest, a local non-profit group which delivers food overages and donations to area agencies, will head up the drive again this year. The annual food drive begins each year when the “snowbirds” begin to go back up north and runs through the middle of May. Residents and visitors are asked to leave unopened and non-perishable canned food and dry goods next to their mailbox or in their complex’s mail room.
The local postal workers will pick up the donations and take them back to their branches. Then the Collier Harvest volunteers pick up the donated food, sort it and deliver it to local agencies. The NALC drive has collected over one billion pounds of donated food over the past 22 years. You can participate by delivering canned food and dry goods to your local post office and depositing it in the bins or by filling a plastic bag and leaving it by your mailbox on Saturday May 10th. Monetary contributions are also accepted. All donated food will be distributed to local churches and agencies which serve our community. For more information or to volunteer, please call us at 239.455.FOOD239.455.FOOD or go to our website at www.CollierHarvest.org.