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The list: Top 10 food drive locations

Smiling letter carrier holds grocery bag full of food
Stamp Out Hunger food drive donations are collected in May by Elysha Soto, a city carrier assistant at the Pomona, CA, Post Office, located in Los Angeles County.

Postal Service employees accepted 71.6 million pounds of donations during this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive. These National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) branches collected the most food, in approximate pounds:

1. Los Angeles, Branch 24 (2 million)

2. Oklahoma City, Branch 458 (1.8 million)

3. San Juan, PR, Branch 869 (1.7 million)

4. South Florida, Branch 1071 (1.4 million)

5. West Coast Florida, Branch 1477 (1.3 million)

6. Clearwater, FL, Branch (1.2 million)

7. Garden Grove, CA, Branch 1100 (1.2 million)

8. Pittsburgh, Branch 84 (1.1 million)

9. Tampa, FL, Branch 599 (1.1 million)

10. Columbia, MO, Branch 763 (1 million)

The NALC’s site has more Stamp Out Hunger information. Got ideas for future editions of “The list”? Email them to

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