America’s Largest Food Retail Union Representing Food Retail, Food Processing Workers Across Country Supports Effort to Collect Donations That Help Feed Millions of Americans
WASHINGTON, DC – The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million workers in food retail, meatpacking plants, and other essential industries, will partner with National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) on the 2022 annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – the largest food drive in the United States.
The UFCW has served as a national sponsor of Stamp Out Hunger since 2016, helping to support the effort which has been responsible for collecting more than 1.8 billion pounds of food to combat hunger since the drive began in 1983. The 2022 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place on May 14th.
UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement on UFCW’s participation:
“As the union that represents over one million essential food workers across the country, our members witness first-hand the impact that hunger has on countless people and communities all across the country.
“With the effects of a global pandemic and an inflation crisis worsening food insecurity everywhere, this year’s food drive is critical to providing much needed help to millions of families.
“Our 1.3 million UFCW members could not be prouder to continue serving as a national partner with NALC and ensure that we achieve our shared goal of stamping out hunger wherever and whenever it exists.”
The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States. UFCW International represents 1.3 million professionals and their families in healthcare, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org.