The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive is the largest drive for Person-to-Person (P2P) in Darien. It keeps the food pantry stocked in the summertime and last year enabled P2P to feed 3,000 families.
The food drive starts when letter carriers deliver bags and shopping lists to 6,000 Darien residents who leave bags of groceries at their mailboxes the morning of May 13.
Volunteers are needed to pick up the groceries for delivery to Person-to-Person, where the food is unloaded, sorted and shelved.
The day begins at 10 a.m. at Person-to-Person at 1864 Post Road, Darien, adjacent to St. Luke’s Church.
Drivers with their own SUV, minivan or truck, along with a “jumper,” are assigned a specific postal route to follow. The jumper picks up the food left at residential mailboxes.
The vehicles return to Person-to-Person to be unloaded by volunteers who sort and shelve the food in the Person-to-Person pantry.
Help also is needed to set up tables and signs at the start of the day.
You can select any task and two-hour time slot convenient for you.
A hot dog lunch will be served by Masonic Ivanhoe Lodge No. 107, Darien.