photo by Carlsbad Photo

Local postal carriers, volunteers, and staff from Community Resource Center (CRC) recently participated in the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, in which they gathered and sorted food donations from throughout the community at the Encinitas and Solana Beach postal offices. The food was then distributed to local food pantries within the same communities where it was collected, including CRC. Approximately 17,000 pounds and 8,300 pounds of food was collected at the two postal offices, respectively. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is part of a nationwide effort by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to fight hunger in communities throughout the country.

Established in 1979, CRC is a nonprofit organization that works to end hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence in North County San Diego. CRC’s Food and Nutrition Distribution Center provides thousands of people with nutritious food and access to CRC’s programs and services each year. For more information go to